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 for birch partridge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruffed \Ruffed\, a.
     Furnished with a ruff.
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     Ruffed grouse (Zool.), a North American grouse ({Bonasa
        umbellus) common in the wooded districts of the Northern
        United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black
        feathers on each side of the neck, and is noted for the
        loud drumming sound he makes during the breeding season.
        Called also tippet grouse, partridge, birch
        partridge, pheasant, drummer, and white-flesher.
     ruffed+lemur+(Zool.),+a+species+of+lemur+({lemur+varius">ruffed lemur (Zool.), a species of lemur ({lemur varius)
        having a conspicuous ruff on the sides of the head. Its
        color is varied with black and white. Called also ruffed
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Birch \Birch\ (b[~e]rch), n.; pl. Birches (-[e^]z). [OE.
     birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj["o]rk, Sw.
     bj["o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche,
     birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr.
     bh[=u]rja. [root]254. Cf. 1st Birk.]
     1. A tree of several species, constituting the genus
        Betula;+as,+the+white+or+common+birch+({Betula+alba">Betula; as, the white or common birch ({Betula alba)
        (also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch
        ({Betula glandulosa); the paper or canoe birch ({Betula
        papyracea); the yellow birch ({Betula lutea}); the black
        or cherry birch ({Betula lenta).
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     2. The wood or timber of the birch.
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     3. A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.
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     Note: The twigs of the common European birch (B. alba), being
           tough and slender, were formerly much used for rods in
           schools. They were also made into brooms.
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                 The threatening twigs of birch.    --Shak.
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     4. A birch-bark canoe.
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     Birch+of+Jamaica,+a+species+({Bursera+gummifera">Birch of Jamaica, a species ({Bursera gummifera) of
        turpentine tree.
     Birch partridge. (Zool.) See Ruffed grouse.
     Birch wine, wine made of the spring sap of the birch.
     Oil of birch.
        (a) An oil obtained from the bark of the common European
            birch ({Betula alba), and used in the preparation of
            genuine (and sometimes of the imitation) Russia
            leather, to which it gives its peculiar odor.
        (b) An oil prepared from the black birch ({Betula lenta),
            said to be identical with the oil of wintergreen, for
            which it is largely sold.
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