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[oh-seyj, oh-seyj] /ˈoʊ seɪdʒ, oʊˈseɪdʒ/
noun, plural Osages (especially collectively) Osage for 1.
a member of a North American Indian people formerly of western Missouri, now living in northern Oklahoma.
the Siouan language of the Osage.
a river flowing E from E Kansas to the Missouri River in central Missouri. 500 miles (800 km) long. Unabridged
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  • I believe a windbreak is essential, and would make it of Osage orange, maple, or cottonwood.

    The Apple Various
  • Elsewhere than in the Osage Reservation, wealth also has come to the Indians.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • Such lodges are still common among the Winnebago, the Osage, and other tribes.

  • The remnant of their tribe was collected on the Osage, but in one season it had disappeared.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • A pleasure it is, too, to come occasionally upon an Osage orange hedge-row, which is a green eternal fence.

British Dictionary definitions for Osage


/əʊˈseɪdʒ; ˈəʊseɪdʒ/
(pl) Osages, Osage. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in an area between the Missouri and Arkansas Rivers
the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
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Word Origin and History for Osage

name of a group of Siouxan Indians originally from Missouri, 1690s, via French, from their self-designation Wazhazhe. The ornamental tree osage orange (Toxylon pomiferum), name first attested 1817, originally was found in their country.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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