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Ivory Coast a country in western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. Yamoussoukro is the capital of the Ivory Coast. The Ivory Coast is now more commonly called Côte d'Ivoire.
ivory nut the hard, ivorylike seed of a small South American palm, used for buttons, ornaments, and the like.
ivory tower a position that is removed from practical concerns, or an attitude of withdrawal or aloofness.
vegetable ivory the ripe, ivorylike seed of a South American palm which is used to make buttons, ornaments, and the like.