Origin of Osage orange
First recorded in 1810–20
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He walked on to the far corner of the osage-orange thicket, and stood there in the deepest part of the shadow.The Open Question
The smallest of the children had tumbled head first into the osage-orange hedge, and could not get out.
Silkworms will eat the leaves of Osage-orange, but they seem to prefer mulberry leaves.
Each had fed the leaves of the Osage-orange exclusively for the last two years, and with the best results.
I believe in windbreaks; I do not know what would be best; mine is protected by natural forest-trees and Osage-orange hedge.The Apple
- a North American moraceous tree, Maclura pomifera, grown for hedges and ornament
- the warty orange-like fruit of this plant
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