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Ebony refers firstly to a dense black wood, and hence also to: Plants and their wood. In botany, the name also applies to a number of species in the genus.
Ebony is a dense black hardwood, most commonly yielded by several different species in the genus Diospyros, which also contains the persimmons. Ebony is Ebony (disambiguation) · Ebonite · Diospyros ebenum · Dalbergia melanoxylon.