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Definition 1: the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for marrow in the sense of this definition

(marrow is a kind of ...) tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments

(... is a kind of marrow ) bone marrow of children and some adult bones that is required for the formation of red blood cells

(... is a kind of marrow ) bone marrow that is yellow with fat; found at the ends of long bones in adults

(... is part of marrow) rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

(... is part of marrow) a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response

Definition 2: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where marrow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Synonyms for marrow in the sense of this definition

(marrow is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of marrow ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(... is a kind of marrow ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

(... is a kind of marrow ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

(... is a kind of marrow ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

(... is a kind of marrow ) a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Definition 3: large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for marrow in the sense of this definition

(marrow is a kind of ...) any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden

(... is part of marrow) any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh

Definition 4: very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for marrow in the sense of this definition

(marrow is a kind of ...) something considered choice to eat

(... is part of marrow) a bone containing edible marrow; used especially in flavoring soup

Definition 5: any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for marrow in the sense of this definition

(marrow is a kind of ...) any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden

(... is a kind of marrow ) marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small

(... is a kind of marrow ) squash plant having dark green fruit with skin mottled with light green or yellow

(marrow is a part of ...) large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins

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