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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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