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EBONY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ebony mean? 

EBONY (noun)
  The noun EBONY has 3 senses:

1. a very dark black
2. hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
3. tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork

  Familiarity information: EBONY used as a noun is uncommon.


EBONY (adjective)
  The adjective EBONY has 1 sense:

1. of a very dark black

  Familiarity information: EBONY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EBONY (noun)


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Meaning:

A very dark black

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

coal black; ebony; jet black; pitch black; soot black; sable

Hypernyms ("ebony" is a kind of...):

black; blackness; inkiness (the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white))


Sense 2ebony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("ebony" is a kind of...):

wood (the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees)

Holonyms ("ebony" is a substance of...):

Diospyros ebenum; ebony; ebony tree (tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork)


Sense 3ebony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

ebony tree; Diospyros ebenum; ebony

Hypernyms ("ebony" is a kind of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Meronyms (substance of "ebony"):

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

Holonyms ("ebony" is a member of...):

Diospyros; genus Diospyros (a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood)


EBONY (adjective)


Sense 1ebony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a very dark black

Synonyms:

ebon; ebony

Similar:

achromatic (having no hue)


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