Part of speech: noun

A hard, heavy wood, usually black.

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Usage examples "ebony":

  1. I fear you won't get the broken law to look at it in that light, Ebony. - "The Madman and the Pirate", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. The next she stood in the midst of a large chamber, in the centre of which was a huge high- posted bedstead of carved ebony, shrouded by a torrent of lace and damask, on which the shaded light fell like the glow of rubies. - "Norston's Rest", Ann S. Stephens.
  3. They became more visible, and he could make out the uncovered ebony skin of some and the fluttering cotton that flowed about the others' limbs. - "Long Odds", Harold Bindloss.