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n. pl. Osage or O·sag·es
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting western Missouri and later southeast Kansas, with a present-day population in north-central Oklahoma. Substantial oil reserves were discovered on Osage lands in the early 1900s.
2. The Siouan language of the Osage.
[French, from Osage wazházhe, ethnic self-designation.]
npl Osages or Osage
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in an area between the Missouri and Arkansas Rivers
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
O•sage(ˈoʊ seɪdʒ, oʊˈseɪdʒ)
n., pl. O•sag•es, (esp. collectively) O•sage.
1. a member of an American Indian people originally of Missouri.
2. the Siouan language of the Osage.
3. a river flowing E from E Kansas to the Missouri River in central Missouri. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Osage - 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|
Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
|2.||Osage - a river in Missouri that is a tributary of the Missouri River|
|3.||Osage - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Osage|
Dhegiha - a branch of the Siouan languages