marrow

(redirected from vegetable marrows)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

marrow:

see bone marrowbone marrow,
soft tissue filling the spongy interiors of animal bones. Red marrow is the principal organ that forms blood cells in mammals, including humans (see blood). In children, the bones contain only red marrow.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

marrow

Anatomy the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in classic literature ?
'It's a bad light to distinguish objects in,' murmured Mrs Nickleby, peering into the garden, 'and my eyes are not very good--I was short-sighted from a child--but, upon my word, I think there's another large vegetable marrow sticking, at this moment, on the broken glass bottles at the top of the wall!'
No, Poirot does not have to stop growing vegetable marrows to help the international community solve this mystery.
10 Sow vegetable marrows, ridge cucumbers and melons, and cover with paper as these all germinate best in the dark.