1. Proper noun.  (given name, female) from the noun ebony, of mostly African-American usage since the mid-twentieth century.
  2. Noun.  A hard, heavy, deep black wood from various subtropical and tropical trees, especially of the genus ''Diospyros''.
  3. Noun.  A tree that yields such wood.
  4. Noun.  A deep, dark black colour.
  5. Noun.  (slang) A black key on a piano or other keyboard instrument.
  6. Adjective.  Made of ebony wood.
  7. Adjective.  A deep, dark black colour.
  8. Adjective.  Dark-skinned; black; ''especially'' in reference to African-Americans.

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