Way off topic - Hedge apple name ?

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 16 Oct 2008 21:30:24 PDT
>I wonder where the name Osage Orange came from.  I think the "Osage"
>would be from the Native America tribe of the same name and possibly the
>'Orange" from the similarity to leaves of the Citrus family.

Dear Arnold,
	I think its original distribution was sort of similar to that 
of the Osage Indian nation. the fruit sort of looks like a lumpy 
orange or grapefruit -even more like an Ugli Fruit and it smells 
faintly (!) citrusy.

	The foliage is more mulberry looking.		Best	Jim
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