devein

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From de- +‎ vein

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devein (third-person singular simple present deveins, present participle deveining, simple past and past participle deveined)

  1. (transitive) To remove the vein-like colon from (shrimp).
    • 2007 April 15, Allen Salkin, “Fire, the Wheel and, of Course, Mop Slippers”, in New York Times[1]:
      The drawers of her recently remodeled kitchen in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, are so full she is now stuffing a hall closet with gadgets, among them a shrimp deveining knife and a marinade injector.

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