There are 2 definitions of marrow in English:

marrow1

Syllabification: mar·row
Pronunciation: /ˈmerō
 
/

noun

1 (also bone marrow) A soft fatty substance in the cavities of bones, in which blood cells are produced (often taken as typifying strength and vitality).
More example sentences
  • Stem cells have been isolated from the central nervous system, bone marrow, and blood of adults.
  • In general, magnetic resonance is excellent for imaging soft tissue and bone marrow.
  • During a transplant, healthy bone marrow will be fed into your blood stream.
2 (also vegetable marrow) British A white-fleshed green-skinned gourd, which is eaten as a vegetable.
More example sentences
  • Other specialist bags have been developed especially for salads and vegetables including even marrows and courgettes.
  • Lots of vegetables should be ready to harvest now including marrows, onions and sweetcorn.
  • Unripe fruits are cooked as a vegetable in the same way as marrows.

Origin

Old English mearg, mærg, denoting the plant that produces vegetable marrow, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch merg and German Mark. sense 1 dates from the early 19th century.

Phrases

to the marrow

To one’s innermost being: a sight which chilled me to the marrow
More example sentences
  • He turned, chilled to the marrow, which was, evidently, a nastily foreign feeling.
  • And then he was bursting through the main door, the chill late-afternoon wind throwing snowflakes against his sweat-streaked face and chilling him to the marrow.
  • And when you returned, wide-eyed with fright and chilled to the marrow, you were secretly amazed at your own survival.

Derivatives

marrowless

adjective
More example sentences
  • "Thy bones are marrowless thy blood is cold!” The lords and their spouses depart the castle at speed; under the impression their new king is crazy.
  • Far indeed from being marrowless, this cookbook is an entertainingly spirited work full of recipes and suggestions tested by the author, as well as running comments and asides.
  • But, instead of standing there using vague generalities, it would be interesting if you would tell us what these old marrowless truths are, that we are nourished on.

marrowy

adjective
More example sentences
  • A purebred straight to the marrowy core of his bones, Heinz uses his regal demeanor and prized heredity to set him on a pedestal overlooking the competition.
  • I was expecting much more of the latter, as the brown marrowy stuff had much more flavor than the white fatty stuff.
  • There is clear, sweet water in the middle of that marrowy substance which is very refreshing.

Definition of marrow in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day fioritura
Pronunciation: fēˌôriˈto͝orə
noun
an embellishment of a melody...

There are 2 definitions of marrow in English:

marrow2

Line breaks: mar¦row

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also marra, marrer)

noun

Northern English & Scottish
1A friend, companion, or workmate (often used as a form of address): come here, marrer, we need to talk
2Something that forms a pair with something else; a counterpart or twin.

Origin

late Middle English: probably from Old Norse margr 'many', also 'friendly, communicative'.

Definition of marrow in: