Marrow squash
Marrow Mar"row, n. [OE. marou, mary, maruh, AS. mearg, mearh; akin to OS. marg, D. merg, G. Mark, OHG. marg, marag, Icel. mergr, Sw. merg, Dan. marv, Skr. majjan; cf. Skr. majj to sink, L. mergere. [root]274 Cf. {Merge}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. The essence; the best part. [1913 Webster]

It takes from our achievements . . . The pith and marrow of our attribute. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. [OE. maru, maro; -- perh. a different word; cf. Gael. maraon together.] One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

Chopping and changing I can not commend, With thief or his marrow, for fear of ill end. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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