from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Bone marrow.
- n. The spinal cord.
- n. The inmost, choicest, or essential part; the pith.
- n. Strength or vigor; vitality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
- n. The substance inside bones which produces blood cells.
- n. A kind of vegetable like a large courgette/zucchini or squash.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The essence; the best part.
- n. One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate.
- transitive v. To fill with, or as with, marrow or fat; to glut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A soft tissue found in the interior of bones, both in the cylindrical hollow of the long bones and in the hollows of cancellated bony structures; the medulla or medullary matter of bone.
- n. The pith of plants.
- n. The pulp of fruits.
- n. Figuratively, the inner substance; the essence; the essential strength; the inner meaning, purpose, etc.; the pith.
- n. The alligator-pear. See avocado.
- To fill with marrow or with fat.
- n. A companion or mate; an associate; an intimate friend; a fellow; hence, one of a pair of either persons or things; a match: as, your knife's the very marrow o' mine.
- To associate with; hence, to match; fit.
- Soft; tender.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh
- n. large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins
- n. very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
- 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
Middle English marow, from Old English mearg.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse margr. (Wiktionary)
Middle English mary, marow, marowe, marowȝ, from Old English mearg, from Proto-Germanic *mazgan, *mazgaz, from Proto-Indo-European *mozgos. See Dutch merg and Russian мозг ("brain"). (Wiktionary)