Definitions for osage orange
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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.
inedible fruit of this tree.
osage orange, bow wood, mock orange, Maclura pomifera(noun)
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
The tree Maclura pomifera, noted for its large, dense, wrinkly, bright green and unpalatable fruit, once a popular hedge tree in the United States.
The fruit of this tree.
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