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ebony

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noun eb·o·ny \ˈe-bə-nē\

Simple Definition of ebony

  • : a hard, heavy wood that comes from tropical trees

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ebony

plural

ebonies

  1. 1 :  a hard heavy blackish wood yielded by various tropical chiefly southeast Asian trees (genus Diospyros of the family Ebenaceae, the ebony family)

  2. 2 a :  a tree yielding ebony b :  any of several trees yielding wood like ebony

Origin and Etymology of ebony

probably from Late Latin hebeninus of ebony, from Greek ebeninos, from ebenos ebony, from Egyptian hbnj


First Known Use: 1597

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ebony

adjective eb·o·ny

Simple Definition of ebony

  • : made of or resembling ebony

  • : very dark or black

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ebony

  1. 1 :  made of or resembling ebony

  2. 2 :  black, dark

Examples of ebony in a sentence

  1. <the ebony loudspeakers on their chrome stands look very sleek and modern>



1597

First Known Use of ebony

1597


EBONY Defined for Kids

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ebony

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noun eb·o·ny \ˈe-bə-nē\

Definition of ebony for Students

plural

ebonies

  1. :  a hard heavy blackish wood that comes from tropical trees




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ebony

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adjective eb·o·ny

Definition of ebony for Students

  1. 1 :  made of or like ebony <an ebony table>

  2. 2 :  very dark or black





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