Meaning of EBONY in English

EBONY

I. noun (plural -nies) Etymology: probably from Late Latin hebeninus of ~, from Greek ebeninos, from ebenos ~, from Egyptian hbnj Date: 1597 a hard heavy blackish wood yielded by various tropical chiefly southeast Asian trees (genus Diospyros of the family Ebenaceae, the ~ family), 2. a tree yielding ~, any of several trees yielding wood like ~, II. adjective Date: 1597 made of or resembling ~, black , dark

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