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partridge wood

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noun
  1. the rotted condition of the wood of certain trees, especially oaks, caused by a parasitic fungus, Xylobolus frustulatus.
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Origin of partridge wood

First recorded in 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for partridge-wood

partridge-wood

noun
  1. the dark striped wood of the tropical American leguminous tree, Andira inermis, used for cabinetwork
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