ivory black ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a fine black pigment made by calcining ivory.
Origin of ivory black First recorded in 1625–35 Examples from the Web for ivory black Historical Examples of ivory black
From the stones or kernels of peaches, cherries, and other similar fruits, treated as for ivory-black.
If black sealing-wax is required, lamp-black or ivory-black is stirred in.
Ivory-black is mixed with the gum to produce a black colour; and cinnabar or vermilion, to render the paste either brown or red.
David Lester Richardson
Ivory-black or bone-black are superior to lampblack, but the latter will do very well for most purposes.
Charles Gardner Wheeler
As the last; but adding with the ivory-black, &c., 14 to 28 lbs.
British Dictionary definitions for ivory black ivory black noun
- a black pigment obtained by grinding charred scraps of ivory in oil