parallel-veined

adjective

par·​al·​lel-veined ˌper-ə-ˌlel-ˈvānd How to pronounce parallel-veined (audio)
-ləl-,
ˌpa-rə-
of a leaf
: having veins arranged nearly parallel to one another see venation illustration compare net-veined

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parallel-veined was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Parallel-veined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parallel-veined. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

parallel-veined

adjective
par·​al·​lel-veined
ˌpar-ə-ˌlel-ˈvānd
: having veins that are arranged nearly parallel to one another and do not branch and come together again
monocotyledons such as grasses and lilies have parallel-veined leaves
compare net-veined
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