Origin of ebonMiddle English eban from Classical Latin ebenus, hebenus from Classical Greek ebenos from Egyptian hbny (from source Classical Hebrew (language) hovne)
- Made of ebony.
- Black in color.
Origin of ebonMiddle English eban ebony wood from Old French from Latin hebenus, ebenus ebony tree from Greek ebenos ; see ebony .
- (now poetic) Ebony; an ebony tree.
(comparative more ebon, superlative most ebon)
- (poetic) Made of ebony.
- (poetic) Black in colour.