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[par-uh-lel-veynd, -luh l-]
adjective Botany.
  1. having closely spaced longitudinal veins, as the leaves of most monocotyledonous plants.
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Compare net-veined.

Origin of parallel-veined

First recorded in 1860–65; parallel + vein + -ed3
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Historical Examples of parallel-veined

  • The narrow leaves of the cone-bearing trees are also parallel-veined.

    Trees of the Northern United States

    Austin C. Apgar

  • This is of two principal kinds; namely, the parallel-veined, and the netted-veined.

  • A leaf having its veinlets parallel to one another is said to be parallel-veined or -nerved.