ebon

ebon

[eb-uhn]
adjective
ebony ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English eban, ebyn ebony < Anglo-French eban(ne), Old French eban, ebaine < Medieval Latin ebanus, for Latin (h)ebenus < Greek ébenos, of Semitic orig.

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ebon (ˈɛbən)
 
n, —adj
a poetic word for ebony
 
[C14: from Latin hebenus; see ebony]

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ebon
"ebony wood, ebony tree," mid-15c.; see ebony. Figurative sense of "dark, black" is from 1590s; in some cases a poetic shortening of ebony.
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