bois d'arc

bois d'arc
noun (plural bois d'arcs or bois d'arc) Etymology: American French, literally, bow wood Date: 1805 Osage orange; also its wood

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  • Bois d'arc — is a small tree, Maclura pomifera , also known as the Osage orange.It is also the name of some communities in the United States: *Bois D Arc, Missouri *Bois d Arc, Kansas *Bois d Arc, Texas …   Wikipedia

  • Bois d'arc — [F., bow wood. So called because used for bows by the Western Indians.] (Bot.) The Osage orange ({Maclura aurantiaca}). [1913 Webster] The bois d arc seems to be the characteristic growth of the black prairies. U. S. Census (1880). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bois d'arc — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bois d arc (homonymie). Arc et carquois Le bois d arc est une terminologie pour désigner les variétés d arbres dont les branches …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bois d'arc — /boh dahrk /, pl. bois d arcs, bois d arc. Louisiana French. See Osage orange (def. 1). [1795 1805, Amer.; < LaF: lit., bow wood] * * * …   Universalium

  • bois d'arc — [[t]ˈboʊ ˌdɑrk[/t]] n. pl. bois d arcs, bois d arc. Louisiana French. dial. Osage orange 1) • Etymology: 1795–1805, amer.; < LaF …   From formal English to slang

  • bois d'arc — ˈbōˌdärk, dȧk, däk noun (plural bois d arcs ks ; or bois d arc like sing.) Etymology: Louisiana French, literally, bow wood : osage orange …   Useful english dictionary

  • bois d'arc — obuolinė makliūra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Maclura pomifera), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Maclura pomifera angl. bowwood; hedge apple; osage orange; osage orange… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Bois D'Arc (Missouri) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bois d arc. Bois d Arc est une zone non incorporée située dans le comté de Greene, dans l État du Missouri aux États Unis. Le village de Bois d Arc est localisé à 25 kilomètres de la ville de Springfield. Bois d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bois d'Arc, Texas — is a tiny hamlet in Anderson County, Texas at the crossroads of State Highway 19 and Farm to Market Road 860 about between Athens, Texas and Palestine, Texas. When viewed in the late 1980s there was a Southern Baptist church, a couple of small… …   Wikipedia

  • Bois D'Arc, Missouri — Bois D Arc is an unincorporated community in Greene County, Missouri, United States, about fifteen miles northwest of Springfield. It was founded in 1881 around an already existing post office of the same name. There had been a previous town… …   Wikipedia

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