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Noun: bone  bown
  1. Rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    - os[2]
  2. The porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    - osseous tissue
  3. A shade of white the colour of bleached bones
    - ivory, pearl, off-white
Verb: bone  bown
  1. [informal] Study intensively, as before an exam
    "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam";
    - cram [informal], grind away, bone up [informal], swot [Brit, informal], get up [informal], mug up [Brit, informal], swot up [Brit, informal], revise [Brit]
  2. Remove the bones from
    "bone the turkey before roasting it";
    - debone
  3. [vulgar] (of a man) have sexual intercourse with
Adjective: bone  bown
  1. Consisting of or made up of bone

Derived forms: boned, boning, bones

See also: boney, bony

Type of: animal material, connective tissue, hit the books, remove, study, take, take away, white, whiteness, withdraw

Part of: endoskeleton, horn

Encyclopedia: Bone, Scott Cordelle