Osage orange

  1. Also called bois d'arc, bowwood. a tree, Maclura pomifera, of the mulberry family, native to the south-central U.S., having hard, yellowish wood and often cultivated for hedges.

  2. the round, rough-skinned, inedible fruit of this tree.

Origin of Osage orange

First recorded in 1810–20

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British Dictionary definitions for Osage orange

Osage orange

  1. a North American moraceous tree, Maclura pomifera, grown for hedges and ornament

  2. the warty orange-like fruit of this plant

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