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.

Etymology: earlier hebeny f. (h)eben(e) ebon, perh. after ivory

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.