bois d'arc

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noun \ˈbō-ˌdä(r)k, dialectal also ˈbwä-, ˈbȯr-\

Definition of bois d'arc

plural

bois d'arcs

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bois d'arc

  1. :  osage orange; also :  its wood

Origin and Etymology of bois d'arc

American French, literally, bow wood


First Known Use: 1805


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