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1. Made of ebony.
2. Black in color.
[Middle English eban, ebony wood, from Old French, from Latin hebenus, ebenus, ebony tree, from Greek ebenos; see ebony.]
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(Colours) a poetic word for ebony
[C14: from Latin hebenus; see ebony]
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[1350–1400; Middle English eban, ebyn ebony < Old French eban, ebaine < Medieval Latin ebanus, for Latin (h)ebenus < Greek ébenos]
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