Definition of blue-veined in English:

blue-veined

adjective

  • 1Having blue veins.

  • 2Specifically. Of a cheese: having the veins of blue mould characteristic of blue cheese. Compare earlier "blue vein".

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright and poet. From blue + veined.

Pronunciation

blue-veined

/ˈbluːveɪnd/