Variant of ebony
- the hard, heavy, dark, durable wood of any of various trees, esp. of a group of persimmons native to tropical Africa, Asia, and Sri Lanka: it is used for furniture and decorative woodwork
- any tree that yields this wood
Origin: Middle English ebenif ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ebenius ; from ebenus: see ebon
- made of ebony
- like ebony, esp. in color; dark or black
- designating a family (Ebenaceae, order Ebenales) of dicotyledonous tropical trees and shrubs, including the persimmon
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