Ebonies
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 red or green. [1913 Webster]

Note: The finest black ebony is the heartwood of {Diospyros reticulata}, of the Mauritius. Other species of the same genus ({D. Ebenum}, {Melanoxylon}, etc.), furnish the ebony of the East Indies and Ceylon. The West Indian green ebony is from a leguminous tree ({Brya Ebenus}), and from the {Exc[ae]caria glandulosa}. [1913 Webster]


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  • ebonies — eb·on·y || ebÉ™nɪ n. hard black wood adj. black, dark, resembling ebony (type of hard black wood) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ЭБОНИКС — [англ. ebonies < ebony черное дерево; сленг негр] лингв., амер. разновидность американской разговорной речи, объединяющая в себе структурные элементы территориального и социального диалекта (ДИАЛЕКТ). Ср. Black English. Словарь иностранных слов.… …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • Brya Ebenus — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • D Ebenum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diospyros reticulata — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Excaecaria glandulosa — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melanoxylon — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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