A valuable, hard, black wood obtained from the Diospyros dendo trees of west Africa. Black ebony is a true ebony wood. It is hard, dense and extremely durable. Black ebony is used for ornamental inlays, piano keys and turnery.
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- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 285