Meaning of EBONY in English

EBONY

n. & adj.

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a heavy hard dark wood used for furniture. 2 any of various trees of the genus Diospyros producing this.

adj. 1 made of ebony. 2 black like ebony.

[ earlier hebeny f. (h)eben(e) = ebon, perh. after ivory ]

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