ebon

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French eban (modern ébène), from Latin ebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος (ébenos, ebony tree).

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Noun[edit]

ebon (plural ebons)

  1. (now poetic) Ebony; an ebony tree.

Adjective[edit]

ebon (comparative more ebon, superlative most ebon)

  1. (poetic) Made of ebony.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.5:
      “A stranger knight,” sayd he, “unknowne by name, / But knowne by fame, and by an Hebene speare […].”
    • 1745, Edward Young, Night-Thoughts, I:
      Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, / In rayless majesty, now stretches forth / Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumb'ring world.
  2. (poetic) Black in colour.

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