mar·​row·​bone ˈmer-ə-ˌbōn How to pronounce marrowbone (audio)
: a bone (such as a shinbone) rich in marrow
marrowbones plural : knees

Examples of marrowbone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A thin layer of smoked mascarpone tops the veal tartare in a marrowbone. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, 18 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of marrowbone was in the 14th century

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“Marrowbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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