devein

[dee-veyn]
verb (used with object)
to remove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp).

Origin:
de- + vein

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Main Entry:  devein
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to remove the vein or veins or digestive tract (dorsal vein) of a shrimp or other prawn
Usage:  cooking
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Example sentences
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.
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