marrowbone

[ mar-oh-bohn ]
/ ˈmær oʊˌboʊn /

a bone containing edible marrow.
marrowbones, Facetious. the knees.

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Origin of marrowbone

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at marrow1, bone
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British Dictionary definitions for marrowbones (1 of 2)

marrowbones
/ (ˈmærəʊˌbəʊnz) /

pl n

facetious the knees
a rare word for crossbones See skull and crossbones

British Dictionary definitions for marrowbones (2 of 2)

marrowbone
/ (ˈmærəʊˌbəʊn) /

noun

  1. a bone containing edible marrow
  2. (as modifier)marrowbone jelly
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