Definition of Osage

1. Noun. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in Missouri in the valleys of the Missouri and Osage rivers; oil was found on Osage lands early in the 20th century.

Generic synonyms: Dhegiha

2. Noun. A river in Missouri that is a tributary of the Missouri River.
Exact synonyms: Osage River
Group relationships: Missouri, Mo, Show Me State
Generic synonyms: River

3. Noun. The Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Osage.
Generic synonyms: Dhegiha

Definition of Osage

1. Noun. A Native American people related to the Sioux ¹

2. Noun. A member of this people ¹

3. Proper noun. The language of this people ¹

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Literary usage of Osage

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1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1846)
"IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the said Peter Chouteau, commissioned and instructed as aforesaid, and the chiefs and warriors of the Great and Little osage nation of ..."

2. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1902)
"THE osage MOURNING-WAR CEREMONY BY GEORGE A. DORSEY The material for the ... The spirit of a dead osage must be avenged, whether the dead be a child, woman, ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving, Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1898)
"Departure from Fort osage—Modes of Transportation —Pack-horses—Wagons—Walker and ... Fort osage, and other places on the borders of the western wilderness, ..."

4. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1896)
"Above the limestone mentioned are the osage City shales, more than 100 feet thick, at the top of which lies the osage coal, averaging 1S or 20 inches thick. ..."

5. The Coal-regions of America: Their Topography, Geology, and Development by James Macfarlane (1873)
"East of this peculiar osage coal-region, the limestones of the Carboniferous ... This great axis separates the outcrops of coal of the osage region in Cole, ..."

6. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1869)
"osage HEDGES. • The cost of fences is a great burden upon agriculture everywhere. In the prairie sections, where stone is never available, and timber rarely ..."

7. The Crayon Miscellany by Washington Irving (1849)
"The Count had prevailed upon his protegee and esquire, the young osage, ... In mounting our steeds, the young osage attemped to throw a blanket upon his ..."

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