Definition of veined in English:



  • Marked with or as if with veins.

    in combination ‘a blue-veined cheese’
    • ‘She cradled my face with her veined hands and began weeping all over again.’
    • ‘Its leaves are slightly wrinkled, velvety and grey-green in colour, the flowers are pale lavender, boldly veined with deep violet.’
    • ‘The veined and variegated appearance of the colors suggests the polished marble stone used in architecture and monuments.’
    • ‘The Basilica dates from the sixth century and contains forty eight pillars hewn from the while veined stone of the surrounding countryside.’
    • ‘And so we have a blue veined marble in the living room, a sepia tinged marble in the bedroom and a pink-streaked one in my mother-in-law's room.’
    • ‘A telling image shows her veined hand on the distended stomach of a baby suffering from malnutrition.’
    • ‘The H.Reticulatum is a big round bulb, native to Brazil, with large pink flowers, deeply veined in a darker shade.’
    • ‘Billy looked again at the large wings of the butterfly, veined and mottled from dark green to black and with a sheen in the sunlight’
    • ‘Adrienne and her family live at Frontier House, a 1,100-acre tract of open Montana countryside ringed by towering mountains and veined with rushing streams.’
    • ‘Maithris and I took our time, wandering through halls and chambers trimmed with gold leaf, floored with veined marble.’
    • ‘Its spectacularly veined silver leaves eject barbed blooms that can really bite.’
    • ‘Gnarled and veined like branches of an old olive tree, her hands rested in her lap.’
    • ‘He ran his veined hand over his slicked back gray hair, straightened his tie, then proceeded forward to the set of stairs.’
    • ‘The nine-foot long boulder, deeply veined with coloured sandstone sediments, has been cut into three four-inch thick slabs using massive diamond-toothed saws.’
    • ‘It's a predominantly flat landscape veined by creeks and rivers that meander haphazardly across vast flood plains.’
    • ‘Pregnant women are therefore advised to avoid unpasturised dairy products and soft or blue-veined cheeses.’
    • ‘Its small white flowers, about 1/2 to 3/4 inches across, are veined with deep violet blue and self-sow profusely.’
    • ‘I could see his white Nike shoes, his sharply creased trousers, the powerful veined forearms and blacksmith's hands, the fingers round and surprisingly short.’
    • ‘Its mature bark is strikingly veined in gray and black, and its pest- and disease-resistant leaves are pleasantly oval.’
    • ‘But from every side of the peninsula, its crown jewel, the mountainous 900,000 acre Olympic National Park is visible, veined with snow and glacier ice, even in July.’
    striped, stripy, streaked, banded, barred
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