Definition of veined in English:

veined

adjective

  • Marked with or as if with veins.

    [in combination] ‘a blue-veined cheese’
    • ‘Its small white flowers, about 1/2 to 3/4 inches across, are veined with deep violet blue and self-sow profusely.’
    • ‘Gnarled and veined like branches of an old olive tree, her hands rested in her lap.’
    • ‘Its leaves are slightly wrinkled, velvety and grey-green in colour, the flowers are pale lavender, boldly veined with deep violet.’
    • ‘Its spectacularly veined silver leaves eject barbed blooms that can really bite.’
    • ‘He ran his veined hand over his slicked back gray hair, straightened his tie, then proceeded forward to the set of stairs.’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘The H.Reticulatum is a big round bulb, native to Brazil, with large pink flowers, deeply veined in a darker shade.’
    • ‘Its mature bark is strikingly veined in gray and black, and its pest- and disease-resistant leaves are pleasantly oval.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A telling image shows her veined hand on the distended stomach of a baby suffering from malnutrition.’
    • ‘The Basilica dates from the sixth century and contains forty eight pillars hewn from the while veined stone of the surrounding countryside.’
    • ‘It's a predominantly flat landscape veined by creeks and rivers that meander haphazardly across vast flood plains.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Maithris and I took our time, wandering through halls and chambers trimmed with gold leaf, floored with veined marble.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Pregnant women are therefore advised to avoid unpasturised dairy products and soft or blue-veined cheeses.’
    • ‘She cradled my face with her veined hands and began weeping all over again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The veined and variegated appearance of the colors suggests the polished marble stone used in architecture and monuments.’
    striped, stripy, streaked, banded, barred
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Pronunciation:

veined

/veɪnd/