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    ivory

    ivory = the hard yellowish-white substance that forms the tusks of some animals such as elephants, used especially in the past to make decorative objects:

    I think, the preposition `from' is implied betwen the `forms' and `the tusks'. i.e. [the hard yellowish-white substance that forms from the tusks of some ...........]

    Please help me on this

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    Re: ivory

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    ivory = the hard yellowish-white substance that forms the tusks of some animals such as elephants, used especially in the past to make decorative objects:

    I think, the preposition `from' is implied betwen the `forms' and `the tusks'. i.e. [the hard yellowish-white substance that forms from the tusks of some ...........]

    Please help me on this
    No, it's ok without from, because we say "To form smth."

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