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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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Devein the prawns by cutting down the back of the prawn with a sharp knife and remove the thin digestive tract.
Buy large shrimp and be sure to devein them before you grill them.
It consists of machines that peel, devein and grade various species of warm water shrimp.