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- n. Alternate name for the osage orange tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local name for the Osage orange, or bow-wood. Also spelled bowdark. See Maclura.
From French bois d'arc, from bois ("wood") and arc ("bow"), as the wood is used for making hunting bows. (Wiktionary)