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Osage

[oh-seyj, oh-seyj]
noun, plural Osages (especially collectively) Osage for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people formerly of western Missouri, now living in northern Oklahoma.
2.
the Siouan language of the Osage.
3.
a river flowing E from E Kansas to the Missouri River in central Missouri. 500 miles (800 km) long.
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Osage (əʊˈseɪdʒ, ˈəʊseɪdʒ)
 
n , Osages, Osage
1.  a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in an area between the Missouri and Arkansas Rivers
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family

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Osage
name of a group of Sioux Indians originally from Missouri, 1698, from their self-designation Wazhazhe; the ornamental tree osage orange (Toxylon pomiferum), name first attested 1817, originally was found in their country.
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