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1ebony

noun eb·o·ny \ˈe-bə-nē\

: a hard, heavy wood that comes from tropical trees

plural eb·o·nies

Full Definition of EBONY

1
:  a hard heavy blackish wood yielded by various tropical chiefly southeast Asian trees (genus Diospyros of the family Ebenaceae, the ebony family)
2
a :  a tree yielding ebony
b :  any of several trees yielding wood like ebony
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Origin of EBONY

probably from Late Latin hebeninus of ebony, from Greek ebeninos, from ebenos ebony, from Egyptian hbnj
First Known Use: 1597

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

2ebony

adjective

: made of or resembling ebony

: very dark or black

Full Definition of EBONY

1
:  made of or resembling ebony
2
:  black, dark

Examples of EBONY

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

First Known Use of EBONY

1597

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EBONIES Defined for Kids

1ebony

noun eb·o·ny \ˈe-bə-nē\
plural eb·o·nies

Definition of EBONY for Kids

:  a hard heavy blackish wood that comes from tropical trees

2ebony

adjective

Definition of EBONY for Kids

1
:  made of or like ebony <an ebony table>
2
:  very dark or black

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