Osage orange


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Osage orange

n.
A dioecious spiny tree (Maclura pomifera) native to the south-central United States, having round greenish inedible fruit and formerly used in hedgerows.

Osage orange

n
1. (Plants) a North American moraceous tree, Maclura pomifera, grown for hedges and ornament
2. (Plants) the warty orange-like fruit of this plant

O′sage or′ange


n.
1. a tree, Maclura pomifera, of the mulberry family, native to the south-central U.S., that has hard, yellowish wood and is often cultivated for hedges.
2. inedible fruit of this tree.

Osage orange

Another name for the bois d’arc tree.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Osage orange - small shrubby deciduous yellowwood tree of south central United States having spines, glossy dark green leaves and an inedible fruit that resembles an orangeosage orange - 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
angiospermous yellowwood - any of various angiospermous trees having yellow wood
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"From then we have moved into creating products that are Native American-inspired as well as out of locally sourced woods here in Oklahoma, which include Osage orange, (eastern red) cedar, (bald) cypress and walnut," Gramblin said.
One hypothesized anachronistic planl is the Osage orange (Moraceae: Madura pomifera), which produces an unusually large finit (up to 15 cm in diameter and 1 kg in weight) and which appears to have 110 extant seed disperser.
The affection that I feel for the Osage orange is related to both its history and versatility.
Osage orange (Maclura pomifera (Raf.) Scheid., family Moraceae) trees are considered an invasive species and are common to the mid-western US states [21, 22].
The smoker door has a handle made from Osage orange wood and a solid brass crescent moon salvaged from an antique door.
Attendees of a recent Champion Tree measuring workshop gathered under the Champion Osage orange tree.
Without a doubt, the wood burning all-star is osage orange. Although its fruit can be regarded as a nuisance, this tree is beloved by those who use it for their wood burning needs.
Vaughn, in one of many readable tangents, reveals that the best hedgerow plant for the Plains wasn't a hawthorn but rather the native Osage orange, a thorny tree that rarely rots and is immune to termites.
Some of the best low pollen trees are the females of dioecious species such as ash, poplar, willow, cedar, juniper, cottonwood, mulberry, Osage orange, yew, box elder, fringe tree, holly, pepper tree, smoke tree, coffee tree, sassafras, and red maple.
He grew up on a farm, and after he finished his morning chores he would race off to the pasture and sling arrows at hedge apples hanging from an Osage orange tree.
I collect lots of different things, like Osage orange, pecans and walnuts, onions and pomegranates,'' said Maura Ambrose, who makes hand-stitched quilts of naturally dyed fabrics in her Folk Fibers studio in Austin, Texas.
Making each duck call by hand, he prefers working with black walnut, bodock (osage orange), coco bola, dogwood, mahogany, or mesquite woods.