from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A giant; hence, anything very large and strong.
  • noun The marrowfat pea: so called from its large size.
  • Large; strong; robustious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A giant; anything large; a kind of pea called also marrowfat.
  • adjective obsolete Large; strong; -- from the gigantic bones shown at Roncesvalles, and alleged to be those of old heroes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A giant; anything large.
  • noun obsolete A large pea, the marrowfat.


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