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devein

[dee-veyn] /diˈveɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp).
Origin of devein
de- + vein
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Contemporary definitions for devein
verb

to remove the vein or veins or digestive tract (dorsal vein) of a shrimp or other prawn

Usage Note

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