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English noun: marrow

1. marrow (body) the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones


Synonymsbone marrow


Broader (hypernym)connective tissue


Narrower (hyponym)red bone marrow, red marrow, yellow bone marrow, yellow marrow


Part meronymbone, immune system, os

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


Synonymsmarrow squash, vegetable marrow


Broader (hypernym)Cucurbita pepo melopepo, summer squash, summer squash vine


Narrower (hyponym)cocozelle, courgette, Italian vegetable marrow, zucchini


Part holonymmarrow, vegetable marrow

3. marrow (food) very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones


Synonymsbone marrow


Broader (hypernym)dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat


Part meronymmarrowbone

4. marrow (food) large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins


Synonymsvegetable marrow


Broader (hypernym)summer squash


Part meronymmarrow, marrow squash, vegetable marrow

5. marrow (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience


SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.


Synonymscenter, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff









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