"ebonies" in the noun sense
1. coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black
a very dark black
hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
3. ebony, ebony tree, Diospyros ebenum
tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork
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