partridgewood

noun

1
a(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
d
: the light ornately marked gray wood of an Australian fan palm (Livistona inermis)
2
: wood characteristically speckled as the result of attack by a fungus (Stereum frustulosum)

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“Partridgewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partridgewood. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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