Re: Hornbill "Ivory"
Re: hornbill "ivory" -- nishedha Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
01/21/2024, 13:20:36

Hello Nishedha.

I think it is possible that the name is essentially a Chinese construction. It's not necessarily that they or anyone have mistakenly concluded hornbill is "ivory" (a dental material); but perhaps that they regard it as being "like ivory," in providing a material to be carved. I haven't read anything about the Chinese names and their inferences. I basically know what I've been told, that comes come the marketplace. It warrants further investigation.

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