Definition of Osage orange

1. Noun. Small shrubby deciduous yellowwood tree of south central United States having spines, glossy dark green leaves and an inedible fruit that resembles an orange; its hard orange-colored wood used for bows by Native Americans; frequently planted as boundary hedge.




Definition of Osage orange

1. Noun. The tree ''Maclura pomifera'', noted for its large, dense, wrinkly, bright green and unpalatable fruit, once a popular hedge tree in the United States. ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Osage orange

1. An ornamental tree of the genus Maclura (M. Aurantiaca), closely allied to the mulberry (Morus); also, its fruit. The tree was first found in the country of the Osage Indians, and bears a hard and inedible fruit of an orangelike appearance. See Bois d'arc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osage Orange

os sylvii
os tarsi fibulare
os temporale
os tibiale posterius
os trapezium
os trapezoideum
os triangulare
os tribasilare
os trigonum
os triquetrum
os unguis
os uteri internum
os vesalianum
os zygomaticum
osage orange (current term)
osages
osakate
osanetant
osanne
osar
osarizawaite
osarsite
osazone
osazones
osbornite

Literary usage of Osage orange

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1. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"... THE osage orange AND THE FIGS FAMILY MORACE/-E TREES of small or medium size, ... osage orange BB. Fruit size of pea, ovate; tree habit parasitic. ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"osage orange, the name in general use for a tree of the genus ... closely allied to the osage orange (Madura ..."

3. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"[22] CHAPTER VIII [II] osage orange — Birds — Falls of the Canadian - Green Argillaceous Sandstone — Northern and Southern Tributaries of the Canadian ..."

4. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"[22] CHAPTER VIII [II] osage orange — Birds — Falls of the Canadian — Green Argillaceous Sandstone — Northern and Southern Tributaries of the Canadian ..."

5. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"osage orange (local and com- Hedge, Hedge-plant, Osage mon name). (111., la., Neb.). Bois D'Arc (La., Tex., Mo.). Mock Orange (La.). ..."

6. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"THE SCIENTIFIC NAME OF THE osage orange.— The osage orange, although it has borne in the past a variety of scientific names, appears to have no designation ..."

7. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1871)
"The following year I raised live hundred worms, but not having sufficient mulberry leaves to feed them I fed p ;rt of them on osage orange. ..."

8. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1860)
"5 and 6, are patterns easily imitated, and may be of osage orange, Yew, or Juniper. The next cut, Fig. 10, has already been published, ..."

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