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

  Pheasant \Pheas"ant\ (f[e^]z"ant), n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF.
     faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. fasiano`s (sc.
     'o`rnis) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. Fa`sis a river in
     Colchis or Pontus.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous
        birds of the genus Phasianus, and many other genera of
        the family Phasianid[ae], found chiefly in Asia.
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     Note: The
     common pheasant, or English pheasant ({Phasianus
        Colchicus) is now found over most of temperate Europe,
        but was introduced from Asia. The
     ring-necked+pheasant+({Phasianus+torquatus">ring-necked pheasant ({Phasianus torquatus) and the
     green+pheasant+({Phasianus+versicolor">green pheasant ({Phasianus versicolor) have been
        introduced into Oregon. The
     golden+pheasant+({Thaumalea+picta">golden pheasant ({Thaumalea picta) is one of the most
        beautiful species. The
     silver+pheasant+({Euplocamus+nychthemerus">silver pheasant ({Euplocamus nychthemerus) of China, and
        several related species from Southern Asia, are very
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     2. (Zool.) The ruffed grouse. [Southern U.S.]
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     Note: Various other birds are locally called pheasants, as
           the lyre bird, the leipoa, etc.
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     Fireback pheasant. See Fireback.
     Gold pheasant, or Golden pheasant (Zool.), a Chinese
        pheasant ({Thaumalea picta), having rich, varied colors.
        The crest is amber-colored, the rump is golden yellow, and
        the under parts are scarlet.
     Mountain pheasant (Zool.), the ruffed grouse. [Local, U.S.]
     Pheasant coucal (Zool.), a large Australian cuckoo
        ({Centropus phasianus). The general color is black, with
        chestnut wings and brown tail. Called also pheasant
        cuckoo. The name is also applied to other allied species.
     Pheasant duck. (Zool.)
        (a) The pintail.
        (b) The hooded merganser.
     Pheasant parrot (Zool.), a large and beautiful Australian
        parrakeet ({Platycercus Adelaidensis). The male has the
        back black, the feathers margined with yellowish blue and
        scarlet, the quills deep blue, the wing coverts and cheeks
        light blue, the crown, sides of the neck, breast, and
        middle of the belly scarlet.
     Pheasant's eye. (Bot.)
        (a) A red-flowered herb ({Adonis autumnalis) of the
            Crowfoot family; -- called also pheasant's-eye
        (b) The garden pink ({Dianthus plumarius); -- called also
            Pheasant's-eye pink.
     Pheasant shell (Zool.), any marine univalve shell of the
        genus Phasianella, of which numerous species are found
        in tropical seas. The shell is smooth and usually richly
        colored, the colors often forming blotches like those of a
     Pheasant wood. (Bot.) Same as Partridge wood
        (a), under Partridge.
     Sea pheasant (Zool.), the pintail.
     Water pheasant. (Zool.)
        (a) The sheldrake.
        (b) The hooded merganser.
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