Graves, Arthur H. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut.
Davis, Kenneth P. School of Forestry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
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Any tree of the genus Diospyros of the ebony family, containing more than 250 species. Some species of ebony are important for their succulent fruits, such as date plum, kaki plum, and persimmon, and several are important for timber, particularly the heartwood, the true ebony of commerce.
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