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ebon (n.)

early 15c., "ebony wood, ebony tree," from Old French ebene or directly from Latin ebenus (see ebony). As an adjective, "made of ebony," from 1590s. Figurative sense of "dark, black" is from 1590s; in some cases a poetic shortening of ebony.

updated on July 30, 2014

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Definitions of ebon from WordNet

ebon (adj.)
of a very dark black;
Synonyms: ebony
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