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A small spiny North American deciduous tree that bears inedible green orangelike fruit. Its durable yellowish-orange wood was formerly used by American Indians for bows and other weapons.Also called bowwood
- ‘These extinct American herbivores once dispersed the seeds of such big-fruited plants as honey locust, Kentucky coffee tree, and Osage orange, all of which produce fruits that no native animal today regards as food.’
- ‘Another very interesting member of the mulberry family is the Osage orange (Maclura pomifera).’
- ‘Connie Barlow writes that the Osage orange tree is rare.’
- ‘Probably one of the most common questions I hear is ‘Is it okay to make a bow from a wood other than yew or Osage orange?’’
- ‘It was very prosaic-no trees except a few around the farmhouse and a row of Osage oranges that farmers planted as a fence line 100 years ago.’
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