Osage orange

noun

Definition of Osage orange

: an ornamental usually thorny U.S. tree (Maclura pomifera) of the mulberry family with shiny ovate leaves and hard bright orange wood also : its yellowish-green globose fruit

First Known Use of Osage orange

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Osage orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Osage%20orange. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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