Marrowbone



[mar-oh-bohn] /ˈmær oʊˌboʊn/

1.
a bone containing edible marrow.
2.
marrowbones, Facetious. the knees.
/ˈmærəʊˌbəʊn/
noun
1.

n.

late 14c., from marrow + bone (n.). A poetic Old English word for “bone” was mearhcofa “marrow-chamber.”

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