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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

Full Definition of ebony

plural eb·o·nies

  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 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

Full Definition of ebony

  1. 1 :  made of or resembling ebony

  2. 2 :  black, dark

Examples of ebony

  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

plural eb·o·nies

  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

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

  2. 2 :  very dark or black





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