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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of nerve.
- adj. Having one or more principal veins, especially of a leaf.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having nerves of a special character.
- adj. Having nerves, or simple and parallel ribs or veins.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having nerves; especially, having nerves of a specified character. Specifically
- In botany, ribbed: applied to leaves having fibrovascular bundles ramifying through them, like veins or nerves in the animal structure. Also nervous. See nervation.
- In entomology, having nervures or veins: applied to the wings of insects.
- In heraldry, having nerves, as a leaf: said of a leaf when the nerves and veins are of a different tincture from the rest of the leaf.
nerve + -ed (Wiktionary)