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Meaning of Osage orange

O'sage or'ange

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda 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.
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