What is marrow?

More definitions of "marrow":

  • (noun): Any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh.
    Synonyms: marrow squash, vegetable marrow
  • (noun): Large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins.
    Synonyms: vegetable marrow
  • (noun): The fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones.
    Synonyms: bone marrow
  • (noun): Very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones.
    Synonyms: bone marrow

Famous quotes containing the word marrow:

    But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man’s bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
    Thomas Merton (1915–1968)