Definition of ebony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈebəni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈebəni//
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[uncountable] the hard black wood of various tropical trees an ebony carving Word Originlate Middle English: from earlier ebon (via Old French and Latin from Greek ebenos ‘ebony tree’), perhaps on the pattern of ivory.
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