Definition of marrow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmærəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæroʊ//
    Internal anatomy
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  1. 1 [uncountable] = bone marrow See related entries: Internal anatomy
  2. 2 (British English) [uncountable, countable] a large vegetable that grows on the ground. Marrows are long and thick with dark green skin and white flesh.
  3. Word OriginOld English mearg, mærg (in sense (1)), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch merg and German Mark. Sense (2) dates from the early 19th cent.
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