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Middle English mary, marow, marowe, marowȝ < Old English mearg < Proto-Germanic *mazgō < Proto-Indo-European *mozgo-.

Singular
marrow

Plural
marrows

marrow (plural marrows)

  1. (uncountable) The substance inside bones which produces blood cells.
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Vegetable Marrows
  1. (countable) A kind of vegetable like a large courgette/zucchini or squash.
    • 1847 Sir Robert Schomburgh, Steam-Boat Voyage to Barbados, Bentley's Miscellany, Vol XXII, London: Richard Bentley, page 37.
      The finest European vegetables, cabbages, cauliflowers, potatoes, vegetable marrow, were lying in the market-hall, awaiting purchasers.

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