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marrowfat

[mar-oh-fat]
noun
  1. a large-seeded variety of pea.
  2. the seed itself.
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Origin of marrowfat

First recorded in 1725–35; marrow1 + fat
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for marrowfat

Historical Examples of marrowfat

  • Let us pray for unction, which is the marrowfat of humor, and for humility, which is the badge of manhood.

    Birds and Poets

    John Burroughs

  • Soak a pint of marrowfat beans over night in water enough to cover them.

    The Golden Age Cook Book

    Henrietta Latham Dwight

  • Measure beans (marrowfat are best), put them in cold water and parboil fifteen minutes and drain; use the Boston bean pot.

  • Blue eyes, amiable disposition, fond of marrowfat peas and of getting up late.'

    The City Curious

    Jean de Bosschre

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