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Noun: ebony  e-bu-nee
  1. A very dark black
    - coal black, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black
     
  2. Hard dark-coloured heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
     
  3. Tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-coloured heartwood used in cabinetwork
    - ebony tree, Diospyros ebenum
Adjective: ebony  e-bu-nee
  1. Of a very dark black
    - ebon

Derived forms: ebonies

See also: achromatic, neutral

Type of: black, blackness, inkiness, tree, wood

Part of: Diospyros, genus Diospyros

Encyclopedia: Ebony, Ivory and Jade