Osage

noun \ ō-ˈsāj , ˈō-ˌ \

Definition of Osage

plural Osages or Osage
1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of Missouri
2 : the Siouan language of the Osage people

Origin and Etymology of osage

French, probably from an Algonquian language, from Osage wažáže, a self-designation


Osage

geographical name \ ō-ˈsāj , ˈō-ˌ \

Definition of Osage

river in eastern Kansas and Missouri flowing east into the Missouri River
Note: The course of the Osage River flows through the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Osage

noun \ ō-ˈsāj , ˈō-ˌsāj \

Definition of Osage for Students

plural Osages or Osage
1 : a member of an American Indian people of Missouri
2 : the language of the Osage people

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