from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having veins or showing veinlike markings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having veins or veinlike markings
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of veins; streaked; variegated.
- adj. Having fibrovascular threads extending throughout the lamina.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of veins; veiny.
- Characterized by or exhibiting venation, as insects' wings; in botany, having veins, as a leaf; traversed by fibrovascular strands or bundles.
- Marked as if with veins; streaked; variegated, as marble.
- Running in the blood; ingrained.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing markings that resemble veins
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But to call the veined octopus a tool-making animal is, it seems to me, a bit of scientific overreach.
In every plant having two seed leaves, the mature leaves are netted-veined, which is a condition easily recognized even by the layman; also the parts of the flowers are in circles containing two or five parts, but never in threes or sixes.
It seemed that every few weeks I was making the long drive to Denver International, flying east in late afternoon over the tight irrigation circles below, over the veined watercourses in the hills, the dull purple and brown land flattening and dark.
Brett Jones/Brandywine Fine Properties for Sotheby's International Realty The walnut paneled library was built in the classic English style with a black marble and gold veined fireplace.
White-skinned, blue-veined, as delicate as porcelain, Lydia never complained that she could never fly or even take a flight of stairs.
• Soft cheeses, such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined cheese and other cheeses unless they are made with pasteurized milk.
It's one of the world's biggest diamond markets, veined with narrow medieval streets and rich in Renaissance monuments.
I recall his beery breath and purple veined nose peering through my car window, then there was my dad pushing him out of the way.
Albert was taken by a third of this species—really an upright mantid of sorts, its carapace like a gleaming veined topcoat in swallowtail.
The paint was still fresh, tacky and glistening in the moonlight, and I tiptoed through thinking about ghosts and how maybe they're full of fear and hopes the same as anybody, and as I floated past the skeleton of my old neighbor's apartment, the stripped walls and slim channels of pink insulation veined by white electrical cords, my foot caught in the loop of a leather tool belt and I stubbed my toe.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.