Definitions for: Marrow


[n] the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
[n] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
[n] large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins
[n] very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
[n] any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh



Webster (1913) Definition: Mar"row, n. [OE. marou, mary, maruh, AS. mearg, mearh;
akin to OS. marg, D. merg, G. Mark, OHG. marg, marag, Icel.
mergr, Sw. merg, Dan. marv, Skr. majjan; cf. Skr. majj to
sink, L. mergere. [root]274 Cf. Merge.]
1. (Anat.) The tissue which fills the cavities of most bones;
the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very
fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty,
and red or reddish in color.

2. The essence; the best part.

It takes from our achievements . . . The pith and
marrow of our attribute. --Shak.

3. [OE. maru, maro; -- perh. a different word; cf. Gael.
maraon together.] One of a pair; a match; a companion; an
intimate associate. [Scot.]

Chopping and changing I can not commend, With thief
or his marrow, for fear of ill end. --Tusser.

Marrow squash (Bot.), a name given to several varieties of
squash, esp. to the Boston marrow, an ovoid fruit,
pointed at both ends, and with reddish yellow flesh, and
to the vegetable marrow, a variety of an ovoid form, and
having a soft texture and fine grain resembling marrow.

Spinal marrow. (Anat.) See Spinal cord, under Spinal.


Mar"row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marrowed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Marrowing.]
To fill with, or as with, marrow of fat; to glut.

Synonyms: bone marrow, bone marrow, center, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow squash, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum, vegetable marrow, vegetable marrow

See Also: bone, cocozelle, cognitive content, connective tissue, content, courgette, Cucurbita pepo melopepo, dainty, delicacy, goody, haecceity, hypostasis, immune system, Italian vegetable marrow, kickshaw, marrow, marrow, marrow squash, marrowbone, mental object, os, quiddity, quintessence, red bone marrow, red marrow, stuff, summer squash, summer squash, summer squash vine, treat, yellow bone marrow, yellow marrow, zucchini

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