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marrow

noun mar·row \ ˈmer-(ˌ)ō , ˈma-(ˌ)rō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of marrow

1 a : bone marrow
b : the substance of the spinal cord
2 a : the choicest of food
b : the seat of animal vigor
c : the inmost, best, or essential part : core
  • personal liberty is the marrow of the American tradition
  • —Clinton Rossiter
3 chiefly British : vegetable marrow

marrowy

play \ˈmar-ə-wē\ adjective
to the marrow
: very deeply : very much : completely and thoroughly
  • I was wet and chilled to the marrow, till I felt more dead than alive.
  • —Jack London

Origin and Etymology of marrow

Middle English marowe, from Old English mearg; akin to Old High German marag marrow, Sanskrit majjan


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marrow

noun

Definition of marrow

chiefly Scotland
: one of a pair

Origin and Etymology of marrow

Middle English marwe, marrow



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marrow

noun mar·row \ ˈmar-(ˌ)ō, -ə(-w) \

medical Definition of marrow

2 : the substance of the spinal cord


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