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That first word is a puzzle - and I'm wondering if there might be an expert or two here. :cool:

Is it

OH-sage (like capital letter "o")

AH-sage (like ahhhh, that tasted good!)

oh-SAGE (like some very wise old dude - not me!)

ah-SAGE

anyone?

I've been advised by my neighbor (retired farmer) there's a "grove" of them not far from here. And as soon as the weather permits I want to go on another stick hunt.

For however it's pronounced.

Thanks

-neb
 

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Found an online pronunciation guide, on it was pronounced more like oh-Sage.

Bois d'arc in English is bodark, but the original French was more like "bwah d archk"

Hedge apple tree is probably easier.
 

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Even though I'm 82 I'm still quite flexible (I think) however, I am NOT going back and changing the names on all those OSAGE ORANGE canes to HEDGE anything, got that?

And what falls to the ground certainly does not look like any apple I've ever seen. In the fall of the year I've kicked 5,374 of them off the path we walk so they don't hinder kids on bikes . . . and OLD geezers, as well.

Them look like oranges.

Nope...will continue to say "Osage Orange" when people ask . . . and hope I pronounce it correctly.

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Tough wood to be pronounced. Therefore, tough wood to work. If you find a lot of it, let me know. Maybe we can work out a swap. I cut back a bunch of overgrown yew last year. If they don't send up sprouts, I should have some root stumps. I already have 1, and it was fierce to clean, but I'm hoping to get a handle or 2 out of it.

A pic:

Natural material Wood Bone Artifact Fossil
 

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