A heavy, black, ebony-like wood from the tree Voucapopoua americana. Partridgewood, or acapau, is native to the Amazon valley. It is used for furniture, inlays and decorative work. Like ebony, partridgewood is highly resistant to insect attack.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Voucapopoua americana; acapau; bois perdrix (Fr.); acapú (Port.)