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ˈmær oʊˌboʊnmar·row·bone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marrowbonenoun

    a bone containing edible marrow; used especially in flavoring soup


  1. marrowbonenoun

    A bone containing edible marrow.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Marrowbonenoun

    Etymology: bone and marrow.

    Upon this he fell down upon his marrowbones, and begged of Jupiter to give him a pair of horns. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    Down to your marrowbones, upon your allegiance; and make an acknowledgement of your offences; for I will have ample satisfaction. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.


  1. marrowbone

    Marrowbone refers to the bone of an animal, particularly those of large mammals like cows or pigs, which contains the bone marrow. This marrow-filled bone is often used in cooking, typically in making broths, soups or stews. The bone marrow can also be eaten directly and is considered a delicacy in many cultures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marrowbonenoun

    a bone containing marrow; pl. ludicrously, knee bones or knees; as, to get down on one's marrowbones, i. e., to kneel


  1. Marrowbone

    Marrowbone is an unincorporated community in Cumberland County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 90 west of the city of Burkesville, the county seat of Cumberland County. Its elevation is 643 feet, and it is located at about. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 42759. In March 2010, nine congregants of the Marrowbone Christian Brotherhood Mennonite Church were among eleven killed on Interstate 65 near Bowling Green and Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky's deadliest vehicle wreck in 20 years.

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  1. bone marrow

  2. bone-marrow

  3. bonemarrow

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marrowbone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marrowbone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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