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marrowbone

[mar-oh-bohn] /ˈmær oʊˌboʊn/
1.
a bone containing edible marrow.
2.
marrowbones, Facetious. the knees.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see marrow1, bone
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  • Boil the meat together with two bay leaves and marrowbone in three pints of water.
British Dictionary definitions for marrowbone

marrowbone

/ˈmærəʊˌbəʊn/
noun
1.
  1. a bone containing edible marrow
  2. (as modifier): marrowbone jelly
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Word Origin and History for marrowbone
n.

late 14c., from marrow + bone (n.). A poetic Old English word for "bone" was mearhcofa "marrow-chamber."

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