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Noun: marrow  mer-ow [N. Amer], ma-row [Brit]
  1. The fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
    - bone marrow
  2. Any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh
    - marrow squash, vegetable marrow
  3. Very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
    - bone marrow
  4. [Brit] Large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins
    - vegetable marrow
  5. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    "the marrow of the prosecutor's argument";
    - kernel, substance, core, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty

Derived forms: marrows

Type of: cognitive content, connective tissue, content, Cucurbita pepo melopepo, dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw [archaic], mental object, summer squash, summer squash vine, treat

Part of: bone, immune system, marrowbone, os[2]

Encyclopedia: Marrow, Christopher