ebonize

[eb-uh-nahyz]

verb (used with object), eb·on·ized, eb·on·iz·ing.

to stain or finish black in imitation of ebony.

Nearby words

  1. ebola virus disease,
  2. ebon,
  3. ebonics,
  4. ebonist,
  5. ebonite,
  6. ebonji,
  7. ebony,
  8. ebony spleenwort,
  9. ebor.,
  10. eboracum

Also especially British, eb·on·ise.

Origin of ebonize

First recorded in 1875–80; ebon(y) + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for ebonize

ebonize

ebonise

verb

(tr) to stain or otherwise finish in imitation of ebony
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