Marrow

Definition of Marrow

Mar´row
n.1.
1.(Anat.) 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.
2.The essence; the best part.
It takes from our achievements . . .
The pith and marrow of our attribute.
- Shak.
3.One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate.
Chopping and changing I can not commend,
With thief or his marrow, for fear of ill end.
- Tusser.
Marrow squash
(Bot.) a name given to several varieties of squash, esp. to the Boston marrow, an ovoid fruit, pointed at both ends, and with reddish yellow flesh, and to the vegetable marrow, a variety of an ovoid form, and having a soft texture and fine grain resembling marrow.
Spinal marrow
(Anat.) See Spinal cord, under Spinal.
v. t.1.To fill with, or as with, marrow or fat; to glut.
[imp. & p. p. Marrowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Marrowing.]

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