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osage orange

  • n  small shrubby deciduous yellowwood tree of south central United States having spines, glossy dark green leaves and an inedible fruit that resembles an orange; its hard orange-colored wood used for bows by Native Americans; frequently planted as boundary hedge
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  • Thyme with Rosemary: Work on farm was done as a family
    Summer meant work on the farm, where there were always fences to mend or build, digging the holes with a post hole digger. Most of the time the poles were cut from the overgrown Osage orange hedge dividing my father's fields.
    June 15, 2013 - Journal & Courier

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