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Meaning of "Osage orange" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OSAGE ORANGE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSAGE ORANGE

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Osage orange is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OSAGE ORANGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Osage orange

Maclura pomifera

Maclura pomifera, commonly called Osage orange, hedge apple, horse apple, monkey ball, bois d'arc, bodark, or bodock is a small deciduous tree or large shrub, typically growing to 8–15 metres tall. It is a Carolinian species. It is dioecious, with male and female flowers on different plants. The fruit from a multiple fruit family, is roughly spherical, but bumpy, and 7.6–15.2 centimetres in diameter. It is filled with a sticky white latex. In fall, its color turns a bright yellow-green. It is not closely related to the orange: Maclura belongs to the mulberry family Moraceae, while oranges belong to the family Rutaceae. Maclura is closely related to the genus Cudrania, and hybrids between the two genera have been produced. In fact, some botanists recognize a more broadly defined Maclura that includes species previously included in Cudrania and other genera of Moraceae. Osajin and pomiferin are flavonoid pigments present in the wood and fruit, comprising about 10% of the fruit's dry weight. The plant also contains the flavonol morin.

Definition of Osage orange in the English dictionary

The definition of Osage orange in the dictionary is a North American moraceous tree, Maclura pomifera, grown for hedges and ornament. Other definition of Osage orange is the warty orange-like fruit of this plant.

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Synonyms and antonyms of Osage orange in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Osage orange» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

桑橙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Osage orange
570 millions of speakers

English

Osage orange
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओसेज नारंगी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الأوساج البرتقال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Осейдж оранжевый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Osage laranja
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওজেজ কমলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oranger des Osages
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Osage oren
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Translator English - German

Osage Orange
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オーセージオレンジ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오세이지 오렌지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Osage orange
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Osage cam
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Translator English - Tamil

ஓசேஜ் ஆரஞ்சு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओजेज नारंगी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Osage orange
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Osage orange
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Translator English - Polish

osage pomarańczowy
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Translator English - Ukrainian

Осейдж помаранчевий
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Translator English - Romanian

Osage portocaliu
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Translator English - Greek

Osage πορτοκαλί
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Osage oranje
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Translator English - Swedish

Osage apelsin
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Translator English - Norwegian

Osage orange
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSAGE ORANGE»

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The San Jose Scale and Osage Orange Hedge...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Thomas Baddeley Symons, 2012
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Cincinnati Magazine
— because a portion of America for so long wanted to look English. It was as this country's foremost hedgerow tree that the osage orange enjoyed a rage of popularity from 1840 to 1860, a rage which extended the tree's range from a few  ...
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Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley
The imperfect, wrinkled orbs were what old timers called hedge-apples, the fruit of a tree — Osage orange. Although widespread, Osage orange is not native to the Tennessee Valley; it's an invited guest, a riparian plant that did well because it ...
Stephen Lyn Bales, 2007
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The Evolution of Technology
Briar, mesquite, cactus, rose, and various locusts were grown but Osage orange appeared to be the best plant for fencing purposes. Osage orange, or bois d'arc as the early French traders called it, is a rather short tree with pronounced thorns  ...
George Basalla, 1988
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Trees of Pennsylvania and the Northeast
Osage-Orange (Maclura pomifera). From a limited range in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, this small to medium-size tree has been transplanted throughout North America east of the Rocky Mountains. Its name stems from its place of origin, ...
Charles Fergus, 2002
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Social Indicators
J. D. Burton Osage-orange (Madura pomifera) produces no sawtimber, pulpwood , or utility poles, but it has been planted in greater numbers than almost any other tree species in North America. Known also as hedge, hedge-apple, bodark, ...
‎1990
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Arkansas Archaeology: Essays in Honor of Dan and Phyllis ...
ago, "was famous for its bow wood, the Osage orange or bois d'arc" — were traded to tribes in the Mississippi Valley, the Southwest, and the Plains as far south as Sonora and as far north as Montana. The earliest mention of Osage orange ...
Robert C. Mainfort Marvin D. Jeter Dan F. Morse Phyllis A. Morse
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A History of the Osage People
Bow wood of Osage Orange (Bois de Arc, Hedge, Bodark) was in great demand. Osage Orange is probably the best bow wood in the world. It surpasses the English yew, lemon wood, hickory, and ash as bow wood. Two types of Osage bows ...
Louis F. Burns, 2004
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The Tree Book: A Practical Guide to Selecting and ...
Requirements of Your Osage Orange The Osage orange prefers open, sunny areas and can grow in a variety of soils. Planting Your Osage Orange The more care you take when you put your tree in the ground, the better it will do during its  ...
Jeffrey G. Meyer, 2004
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Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City
Osage Orange: Maclura pomifera ETYMOLOGY Maclura: William Maclure, eighteenth-century American geologist; pomifera: applelike fruit PLACE OF ORIGIN Native to America, in the Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana area once inhabited ...
Leslie Day, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSAGE ORANGE»

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A good gate makes a good garden
Other naturally rot-resistant woods include osage orange (Maclura pomifera) and white oak (Quercus alba). Spring is a good time to look for ... «Sioux City Journal, Jul 15»
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Keep nature out with nature
Other naturally rot-resistant woods include osage orange (Maclura pomifera) and white oak (Quercus alba). Spring is a good time to look for ... «The Columbian, Jul 15»
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Myths and truths about repelling summer pests
Some orange varieties, such as the Osage orange, actually contain a chemical compound that repels cockroaches. However, while the fruit ... «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jul 15»
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SND: Bowmaker
First, he picks out a special piece of yew wood and osage orange — rare woods that are prized for their flexibility and softness, which make ... «Corvallis Gazette Times, Jul 15»
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Tips on building a rustic, strong and attractive garden gate
Other naturally rot-resistant woods include osage orange (Maclura pomifera) and white oak (Quercus alba). Spring is a good time to look for ... «Brandon Sun, Jul 15»
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Salem Artisan Festival snapshots
... wood also known as osage orange, a wood common to eastern Ohio from Ashtabula to Athens counties. Izenour graduated from Salem High ... «SalemNews.net, Jul 15»
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Cottonwood Forest
Isaac B Werner had catalpa trees (See "Isaac's Catalpa Trees," 5-30-2012 in the blog archives), Osage orange trees (See "Planting Osage ... «Pratt Tribune, Jul 15»
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Lotus of Alabama ponds and streams are glories of summer scene
Nation said that lotus, along with Chickasaw plum, yaupon, and Osage orange, were often planted by local tribes. The most commonly eaten ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
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You can burn wood for heat in North Country winter, or you can boil …
The best North American hardwood I know of is Osage orange, native to the Midwest. It comes in at 33 mBTUs/cord. We'll assume you're ... «North Country Now, Jul 15»
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LeQuire Gallery spotlights pair of Tennessee sculptors
The show features sculptures made of a vast selection of wood: oak burl, cherry, cedar, osage orange, ailanthus, walnut. He also uses ... «The Tennessean, Jul 15»

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