Meaning of Ivy League

I'vy League'

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  1. a group of colleges and universities in the northeastern U.S., consisting of Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown, having a reputation for high scholastic achievement and social prestige.
  2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ivy League colleges or their students and graduates.
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