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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A hard, heavy black wood from trees that grow in Africa or Asia; black.

Usage examples (36)
  • It was fearfully swelled (in those days our coat-sleeves were made very large), and as black as ebony from the shoulder to the wrist.
  • Very little of the so-called ebony is genuine, most of the ebony of commerce consisting of fine-grained hardwood, stained black.
  • Shadow is described as an elf having masses of "ebony" hair all the way down to the floor, which she braids and coils about her head p.
  • We were only there to exchange a shelf component - we'd grabbed "ebony" instead of "birch" - so I could appreciate the pathos of it all. for more
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