the rotted condition of the wood of certain trees, especially oaks, caused by a parasitic fungus, Xylobolus frustulatus.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of partridge wood
First recorded in 1820–30
Words nearby partridge wood
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British Dictionary definitions for partridge wood
the dark striped wood of the tropical American leguminous tree, Andira inermis, used for cabinetwork
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