Definition of partridgewood

  1. 1a (1) :  the hard reddish mottled wood of a tree of the genus Andira (especially A. americana) used especially for walking sticks and cabinetwork —called also acapu, pheasantwood (2) :  a tree yielding such wood b :  the dark wood of any of several West Indian cabbage palms c :  granadilla wood 4 d :  the light ornately marked gray wood of an Australian fan palm (Livistona inermis)

  2. 2 :  wood characteristically speckled as the result of attack by a fungus (Stereum frustulosum)

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