Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting western Missouri and later southeast Kansas, with a present-day population in north-central Oklahoma. Substantial oil reserves were discovered on Osage lands in the early 1900s.
  • noun The Siouan language of the Osage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A tributary of the Missouri River.
  • proper noun A member of the Osages, a tribe of North American Indians formerly living in western Missouri.
  • proper noun The language of the Osages, a siouxan language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable A Native American people related to the Sioux
  • noun countable A member of this people
  • proper noun uncountable The language of this people

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Osage
  • noun a river in Missouri that is a tributary of the Missouri River
  • noun a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Missouri in the valleys of the Missouri and Osage rivers; oil was found on Osage lands early in the 20th century

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Osage wazházhe, ethnic self-designation.]

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