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tr.v. de·veined, de·vein·ing, de·veins
To remove the dark veinlike hindgut from (a shrimp, crayfish, or lobster).


vb (tr)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy (generally) to remove a vein or veins from
2. (Cookery) (in cookery) to remove the intestinal tract, which resembles a vein, from (a shrimp or prawn)



to remove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.devein - remove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp)
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
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Buy large shrimp and be sure to devein them before you grill them.
Devein the prawns by cutting down the back of the prawn with a sharp knife and remove the thin digestive tract.
It consists of machines that peel, devein and grade various species of warm water shrimp.