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

     

    marrow

     noun
    noun
    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 Origin Old 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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