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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.]
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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
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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
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