Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having veins or showing veinlike markings.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of veins; streaked; variegated.
  • adjective (Bot.) Having fibrovascular threads extending throughout the lamina.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having veins or veinlike markings

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or showing markings that resemble veins

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Examples

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  • It's one of the world's biggest diamond markets, veined with narrow medieval streets and rich in Renaissance monuments.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • White-skinned, blue-veined, as delicate as porcelain, Lydia never complained that she could never fly or even take a flight of stairs.

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