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A dioecious spiny tree (Maclura pomifera) native to the south-central United States, having round greenish inedible fruit and formerly used in hedgerows.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Plants) a North American moraceous tree, Maclura pomifera, grown for hedges and ornament
2. (Plants) the warty orange-like fruit of this plant
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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Another name for the bois d’arc tree.
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|Noun||1.||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 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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