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Ebon vs. Ebony

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Ebonnoun

(now poetic) Ebony; an ebony tree.

Ebonynoun

(uncountable) A hard, dense, deep black wood from various subtropical and tropical trees, especially of the genus Diospyros.

Ebonadjective

(poetic) Made of ebony.

Ebonynoun

(countable) A tree that yields such wood.

Ebonadjective

(poetic) Black in colour.

Ebonynoun

A deep, dark black colour.

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Ebonadjective

Consisting of ebony.

Ebonynoun

A black key on a piano or other keyboard instrument

Ebonadjective

Like ebony, especially in color; black; dark.

‘Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne.’;

Ebonyadjective

Made of ebony wood.

Ebonnoun

Ebony.

Ebonyadjective

A deep, dark black colour.

ebony colour:’; ‘’;

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Ebonadjective

very dark black

Ebonyadjective

Dark-skinned; black; especially in reference to African-Americans.

Ebonynoun

A hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The usual color is black, but it also occurs red or green.

Ebonyadjective

Made of ebony, or resembling ebony; black; as, an ebony countenance.

‘This ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling.’;

Ebonynoun

a very dark black

Ebonynoun

hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys

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Ebonynoun

tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork

Ebonyadjective

very dark black

Ebonynoun

heavy blackish or very dark brown timber from a mainly tropical tree.

Ebonynoun

a very dark brown or black colour

‘his ebony hair’;

Ebonynoun

a tree of tropical and warm-temperate regions which produces ebony.

Ebonynoun

used in names of trees of other families which produce timber similar to ebony, e.g. Jamaican (or American) ebony.

Ebony

Ebony is a dense black/brown hardwood, most commonly yielded by several species in the genus Diospyros, which also contains the persimmons. Ebony is dense enough to sink in water.

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