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[mar-oh-fat] /ˈmær oʊˌfæt/
a large-seeded variety of pea.
the seed itself.
Origin of marrowfat
1725-35; marrow1 + fat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Scarce a mother in marrowfat but felt a bitter sense of injury as she thought of Barry.

  • In a certain sense, marrowfat was the most charitable town in the world; in another the most uncharitable.

  • Put a piece of butter, the size of a marrowfat pea, in the center of each; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

  • The cause of my quarrel with marrowfat I never breathed to mortal soul for four years.

    The Book of Snobs William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I trembled as I saw marrowfat helped, and turned away sickening, lest I should behold the weapon darting down his horrid jaws.

    The Book of Snobs William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Measure beans (marrowfat are best), put them in cold water and parboil fifteen minutes and drain; use the Boston bean pot.

  • The stones carried varied in size from those as large as a buckshot to some the size of a marrowfat pea.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • Blue eyes, amiable disposition, fond of marrowfat peas and of getting up late.'

    The City Curious Jean de Bosschre
  • Soak a pint of marrowfat beans over night in water enough to cover them.

    The Golden Age Cook Book Henrietta Latham Dwight
  • Society should hold him to a strict account; marrowfat was not to be trifled with when it came to matters of principle.

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