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 for Partridge wood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Partridge \Par"tridge\ (p[aum]r"tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche,
     pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix,
     -icis, fr. Gr. pe`rdix.] (Zool.)
     1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of
        the genus Perdix and several related genera of the
        family Perdicid[ae], of the Old World. The partridge is
        noted as a game bird.
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              Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer.
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     Note: The common European, or gray, partridge ({Perdix
           cinerea) and the red-legged partridge ({Caccabis
           rubra) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known
           species.
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     2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging
        to Colinus, and allied genera. [U.S.]
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     Note: Among them are the bobwhite ({Colinus Virginianus) of
           the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge
           ({Oreortyx pictus) of California; the Massena
           partridge ({Cyrtonyx Montezum[ae]); and the California
           partridge ({Callipepla Californica).
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     3. The ruffed grouse ({Bonasa umbellus). [New Eng.]
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     Bamboo partridge (Zool.), a spurred partridge of the genus
        Bambusicola. Several species are found in China and the
        East Indies.
  
     Night partridge (Zool.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.]
  
     Painted partridge (Zool.), a francolin of South Africa
        ({Francolinus pictus).
  
     Partridge berry. (Bot.)
        (a) The scarlet berry of a trailing american plant
            ({Mitchella repens) of the order Rubiace[ae],
            having roundish evergreen leaves, and white fragrant
            flowers sometimes tinged with purple, growing in pairs
            with the ovaries united, and producing the berries
            which remain over winter; also, the plant itself.
        (b) The fruit of the creeping wintergreen ({Gaultheria
            procumbens); also, the plant itself.
  
     Partridge dove (Zool.) Same as Mountain witch, under
        Mountain.
  
     Partridge pea (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb
        ({Cassia Cham[ae]crista), common in sandy fields in the
        Eastern United States.
  
     Partridge shell (Zool.), a large marine univalve shell
        ({Dolium perdix), having colors variegated like those of
        the partridge.
  
     Partridge wood
        (a) A variegated wood, much esteemed for cabinetwork. It
            is obtained from tropical America, and one source of
            it is said to be the leguminous tree Andira inermis.
            Called also pheasant wood.
        (b) A name sometimes given to the dark-colored and
            striated wood of some kind of palm, which is used for
            walking sticks and umbrella handles.
  
     Sea partridge (Zool.), an Asiatic sand partridge
        ({Ammoperdix Bonhami); -- so called from its note.
  
     Snow partridge (Zool.), a large spurred partridge ({Lerwa
        nivicola) which inhabits the high mountains of Asia;
        called also jermoonal.
  
     Spruce partridge. See under Spruce.
  
     Wood partridge, or Hill partridge (Zool.), any small
        Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola.
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