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English[]

Etymology 1[]

Middle English mary, marow, marowe, marowȝ < Old English mearg < Proto-Germanic *mazgō < Proto-Indo-European *mozgo-.

Pronunciation[]

  • Rhymes: -ærəʊ

Noun[]

Singular
Marrow

Plural
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Marrow ({{{1}}})

  1. (uncountable) The substance inside bones which produces blood cells.
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Vegetable Marrows

  1. (countable) A kind of vegetable like a large courgette/zucchini or squash.
    • 1847 Sir Robert Schomburgh, Steam-Boat Voyage to Barbados, Bentley's Miscellany, Vol XXII, London: Richard Bentley, page 37.
      The finest European vegetables, cabbages, cauliflowers, potatoes, vegetable marrow, were lying in the market-hall, awaiting purchasers.
Derived terms[]
  • bone marrow
  • marrowbone
Translations[]
Related terms[]
  • courgette
  • cucumber
  • gherkin
  • pickle
  • squash
  • zucchini

Etymology 2[]

From Old Norse margr.

Alternative spellings[]

  • marra

Noun[]

Singular
Marrow

Plural
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Marrow ({{{1}}})

  1. (Geordie, informal) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
    Cheers marrow!

References[]

  • Template:R:Northeast Dialect 2005
  • Template:R:Northumberland 1880
  • Template:R:Palgrave

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