- a bone containing edible marrow.
- marrowbones, Facetious. the knees.
Origin of marrowbone
Examples from the Web for marrowbones
Historical Examples of marrowbones
O, madam, down upon your knees, your marrowbones——he's one of them.The Beaux-Stratagem
It consisted of a large platter of dried meat, reindeer tongues (considered a great delicacy), and marrowbones.The Young Fur Traders
We took as usual its tongue, marrowbones, and loins, and left the rest to those that came after us.The Backwoodsman
The Cleaver seems also to be in compliment to this profession, as well as the Marrowbones and Cleaver.The History of Signboards
The town might follow us to church with a serenade of marrowbones and cleavers, as they do the butchers.Mildred Arkell, (Vol 3 of 3)
- a bone containing edible marrow
- (as modifier)marrowbone jelly