Meaning of EBONY in English

EBONY

/ ˈebəni; NAmE / noun , adjective

■ noun

[ U ] the hard black wood of various tropical trees :

an ebony carving

■ adjective

black in colour :

ebony skin

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from earlier ebon (via Old French and Latin from Greek ebenos ebony tree), perhaps on the pattern of ivory .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.