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ἔβενος) and Hebĕnus (ἕβενος). Ebony; spoken of by Vergil as produced only in India, but by Herodotus mentioned as one of the articles of tribute paid by the Ethiopians to the king of Persia ( Georg. ii. 117; Herod.iii. 97). By the ancients it was frequently inlaid with ivory because of the contrast of the colours.

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