veiny

[vey-nee]
adjective, veinier, veiniest.
full of veins; prominently veined: a veiny hand.

Origin:
1585–95; vein + -y1

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vein (veɪn)
 
n
1.  pulmonary vein Compare artery any of the tubular vessels that convey oxygen-depleted blood to the heartRelated: venous
2.  any of the hollow branching tubes that form the supporting framework of an insect's wing
3.  any of the vascular strands of a leaf
4.  a clearly defined mass of ore, mineral, etc, filling a fault or fracture, often with a tabular or sheetlike shape
5.  an irregular streak of colour or alien substance in marble, wood, or other material
6.  a natural underground watercourse
7.  a crack or fissure
8.  a distinctive trait or quality in speech, writing, character, etc; strain: a vein of humour
9.  a temporary disposition, attitude, or temper; mood: the debate entered a frivolous vein
10.  (Irish) a parting in hair
 
vb
11.  to diffuse over or cause to diffuse over in streaked patterns
12.  to fill, furnish, or mark with or as if with veins
 
Related: venous
 
[C13: from Old French veine, from Latin vēna]
 
'veinal
 
adj
 
'veinless
 
adj
 
'veinlike
 
adj
 
'veiny
 
adj

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They stand champing, veiny bellies wriggling to toss off flies.
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