Osage orange
Osage orange O"sage or"ange (Bot.) An ornamental tree of the genus {Maclura} ({Maclura 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Osage orange — ☆ Osage orange [ō′sāj΄ ] n. 1. a small thorny tree (Maclura pomifera) of the mulberry family, with hard, yellow wood, native to the central U.S. and often used for hedges 2. its greenish yellow, orange shaped, inedible fruit …   English World dictionary

  • Osage-orange — Taxobox image width = 250px image caption = Osage orange foliage and fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Moraceae genus = Maclura species = M. pomifera binomial = Maclura pomifera… …   Wikipedia

  • Osage orange — 1. Also called bois d arc, bowwood. a tree, Maclura pomifera, of the mulberry family, native to the south central U.S., having hard, yellowish wood and often cultivated for hedges. 2. the round, rough skinned, inedible fruit of this tree. [1810… …   Universalium

  • osage orange — obuolinė makliūra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Maclura pomifera), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Maclura pomifera angl. bowwood; hedge apple; osage orange; osage orange… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • osage-orange — obuolinė makliūra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Maclura pomifera), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Maclura pomifera angl. bowwood; hedge apple; osage orange; osage orange… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • osage orange — makliūra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių (Moraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Maclura). atitikmenys: lot. Maclura angl. osage orange vok. Gelbholz; Maclura; Osagedorn; Osageorange rus. маклюра lenk. żółtnica …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Osage orange — noun a small spiny North American tree with inedible green orange like fruit and durable wood (used by the Osage for their bows). [Maclura pomifera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • osage orange — n. 1 a hardy thorny tree, Maclura pomifera, of the US, bearing inedible wrinkled orange like fruit. 2 the durable orange coloured timber from this. Etymology: name of a N. American Indian tribe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Osage orange — noun Date: 1817 an ornamental usually thorny United States tree (Maclura pomifera) of the mulberry family with shiny ovate leaves and hard bright orange wood; also its yellowish green globose fruit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Osage orange — /oʊseɪdʒ ˈɒrɪndʒ/ (say ohsayj orinj) noun 1. an ornamental tree, Maclura pomifera, native to the southern central US, used for hedges. 2. its fruit, which resembles a warty orange …   Australian English dictionary

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