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Ebony meaning

ebony - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The usual color is black, but it also occurs red or green.
  2. 2. Made of ebony, or resembling ebony; black; as, an ebony countenance.
  3. 3. A hard, heavy, durable, blackcolored wood.
  4. 4. Made of, or like, that wood; very black.
  5. 5. A hard, heavy, black wood.

ebony - examples of usage

  1. Dr. Morgan's ebony locks have turned silver.
  2. Nearer, a schooner with its sails down stood black as ebony between two bars of light drawn across the water, which lay dull and bleak towards the shore.
  3. Other pieces of furniture in the room were three or four Chinese chairs; a small marqueterie table; a work- box of tortoise- shell veneer, on a pedestal of like material; and a little cabinet of ebony wood, richly inlaid with buhl.
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