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[oh-seyj, oh-seyj] /ˈoʊ seɪdʒ, oʊˈseɪdʒ/
noun, plural Osages (especially collectively) Osage for 1.
a member of a North American Indian people formerly of western Missouri, now living in northern Oklahoma.
the Siouan language of the Osage.
a river flowing E from E Kansas to the Missouri River in central Missouri. 500 miles (800 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Elsewhere than in the Osage Reservation, wealth also has come to the Indians.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • The remnant of their tribe was collected on the Osage, but in one season it had disappeared.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • The Osage Indians were early driven to the valley of the Arkansas river.

    The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger
  • A band of Osage chiefs had come in to see their great Spanish father.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • But settlers had gone on around them into the Osage wilderness.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
British Dictionary definitions for Osage


/əʊˈseɪdʒ; ˈəʊseɪdʒ/
(pl) Osages, Osage. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in an area between the Missouri and Arkansas Rivers
the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Osage

name of a group of Siouxan Indians originally from Missouri, 1690s, via French, from their self-designation Wazhazhe. The ornamental tree osage orange (Toxylon pomiferum), name first attested 1817, originally was found in their country.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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