tree of the family Ebenaceae (Ebony tree, Sapodilla)

Etymology: from Greek ebenos, and of the hebeny Egyptian.

Origin: Equatorial Africa and Asia. The ebony tree attains its grown-up size at the end of 40 years, then its trunk grows.

Use: its wood (ebony), very hard and heavy (heavier than the water: It sinks!), serves in the building or for the sculpture. The black piano keys are made of ebnoy.


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