What is marrow?

More definitions of "marrow":

  • (noun): Very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones.
    Synonyms: bone marrow
  • (noun): Any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh.
    Synonyms: marrow squash, vegetable marrow
  • (noun): The fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones.
    Synonyms: bone marrow
  • (noun): Large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins.
    Synonyms: vegetable marrow

Famous quotes containing the word marrow:

    But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man’s bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Our hearts seemed safe in our breasts and sang to the
    Light—
    The marrow in the bone
    We dreamed was safe . . . the blood in the veins, the
    sap in the tree
    Were springs of Deity.
    Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    “A young man in the dark am I
    But a wild old man in the light
    That can make a cat laugh, or
    Can touch by mother wit
    Things hid in their marrow bones
    From time long passed away....”
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)