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bowwood

[boh-woo d] /ˈboʊˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Osage orange (def 1).
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; bow2 + wood1; so called because it was used to make archery bows
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Osage orange

(Maclura pomifera), thorny tree with large, yellow-green, wrinkled fruit and a milky sap that can produce dermatitis in humans. It is the only species of its genus in the mulberry family (Moraceae). It is native to the south-central United States but has been planted extensively farther north in the Mississippi River valley and at points east of there.

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