Hedge Apples (Osage Oranges)

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Wed Nov 22 01:11:45 EST 1995

P.B.G (turftech at ix.netcom.com) wrote:

:     According to the audubon society's field guide to n. american
: trees, osage orange WOOD has been used for archery bows (hence the name
: 'bodark' from french 'bois d'ark'-meaning bow wood), and fence posts.
: A yellow dye can be extracted from the BARK.  The FRUIT is eated by
: livestock, hence the name 'horse apple'.

I have read that the area of the U.S. called the Ozarks is called that as 
a corruption of the name Bois d'arc.  


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