Black ebony

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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.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Diospyros dendo

Physical and Chemical Properties

Density 78 ppcf

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 285

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