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devein

[dee-veyn] /diˈveɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp).
Origin
de- + vein
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Examples from the web for devein
  • devein as described previously, and peel off the shell.
  • It is important to devein shrimp before or after cooking, using a toothpick or a pointed knife.
  • These modern facilities require high volumes of water to wash, peel and devein shrimp.
Contemporary definitions for devein
verb

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

Usage Note

cooking

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