ebony: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (eb'u-nē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -on•ies,
- a hard, heavy, durable wood, most highly prized when black, from various tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, as D. ebenum of southern India and Sri Lanka, used for cabinetwork, ornamental objects, etc.
- any tree yielding such wood.
- any of various similar woods or trees.
- a deep, lustrous black.
- made of ebony.
- of a deep, lustrous black.
- ebony (Thesaurus)