EBONY TREE

EBONY TREE
شجرة أبنوس

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  • ebony tree — noun tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark colored heartwood used in cabinetwork • Syn: ↑ebony, ↑Diospyros ebenum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Diospyros, ↑genus Diospyros …   Useful english dictionary

  • ebony — ► NOUN 1) heavy blackish or very dark brown wood from a tree of tropical and warm regions. 2) a very dark brown or black colour. ORIGIN Greek ebenos ebony tree …   English terms dictionary

  • ebony — [ ɛb(ə)ni] noun 1》 heavy blackish or very dark brown wood from a tree of tropical and warm regions. 2》 the tree which produces ebony. [Diospyros ebenum (India and Sri Lanka) and other species.] 3》 a very dark brown or black colour. Origin ME:… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ebony — I UK [ˈebənɪ] / US noun Word forms ebony : singular ebony plural ebonies 1) a) [countable] a tree with hard dark wood b) [uncountable] the wood of an ebony tree 2) [uncountable] mainly literary a dark black colour II UK [ˈebənɪ] / US adjective… …   English dictionary

  • ebony — eb|on|y1 [ ebəni ] noun 1. ) count a tree with hard dark wood a ) uncount the wood of an ebony tree 2. ) uncount MAINLY LITERARY a dark black color eb|on|y2 [ ebəni ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY dark black in color: a starless ebony night …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Ebony (disambiguation) — Ebony can refer to: * Originally, the tree species Ebony ( Diospyros ebenum ) and the black wood derived from it. * In botany, the name is also applied to a number of other related species in the genus Diospyros , particularly those which also… …   Wikipedia

  • Ebony — Eb on*y, n.; pl. {Ebonies}. [F. [ e]b[ e]ne, L. ebenus, fr. Gr. ?; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. hobn[=i]m, pl. Cf. {Ebon}.] A hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The usual color is black, but it also occurs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ebony — [eb′ə nē] n. pl. ebonies [ME ebenif < LL(Ec) ebenius < ebenus: see EBON] 1. 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… …   English World dictionary

  • ebony — /eb euh nee/, n., pl. ebonies, adj. n. 1. a hard, heavy, durable wood, most highly prized when black, from various tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, as D. ebenum of southern India and Sri Lanka, used for cabinetwork, ornamental objects, etc …   Universalium

  • tree — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. plant, sapling, scrub, shrub, bush; timber; whiffletree; stake; gibbet, gallows; family tree, pedigree, lineage. See vegetable, ancestry. II (Roget s IV) n. Common types of trees include: ash, elm,… …   English dictionary for students

  • ebony — I. noun (plural nies) Etymology: probably from Late Latin hebeninus of ebony, from Greek ebeninos, from ebenos ebony, from Egyptian hbnj Date: 1597 1. a hard heavy blackish wood yielded by various tropical chiefly southeast Asian trees (genus… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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