vein·​ing | \ ˈvā-niŋ How to pronounce veining (audio) \

Definition of veining

: a pattern of veins : venation

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Toth advocates for Roelli Cheese Haus Dunbarton Blue, which is primarily a cheddar, but with the veining of a blue cheese. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Cheese, please! How to pick new ones to love (Hint: Sample a lot).," 24 June 2019 The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, white cabinets, an island with seating and quartz counters in white with gray and silver veining. Andrea Siegel,, "High-end rental homes in Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach offer luxury on vacation," 9 May 2018 The floor-to-ceiling cabinets match the clean lines of the veining in the countertops and island. Birmingham Magazine,, "See the ultra-modern transformation of one traditional home," 17 Apr. 2018 With a very consistent appearance, minimal veining and a light hue, quartz is especially popular in contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. Michelle Martin For Toll Brothers, Detroit Free Press, "Top 6 trends in the kitchen and bath," 16 May 2018 Considered a green or an herb, varieties with red veining, sometimes called bloody sorrel (Rumex acetosa), are ornamental as well as edible. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: From lettuce to squash, local gardeners have their faves," 11 May 2018 The countertops and herringbone backsplash are a Vermont white marble, which has less veining than others. Birmingham Magazine,, "Get a glimpse into this beautiful, custom-built Homewood home," 23 Jan. 2018 Exterior Hardieplank siding has been beveled, too. Instead of marble kitchen counters, O'Brien selected no-maintenance Teltos white quartz slab with dramatic gray veining. Janet Eastman,, "'Carefree' family farmhouse with a concrete tub: Tour the Street of Dreams (photos)," 1 Aug. 2017 Opt for a rarer, luxury stone like Calacatta marble, which offers a whiter surface and more dramatic veining, and the price tag goes up. Sarah Schreiber, House Beautiful, "5 Things No One Told You About Marble Countertops," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of veining

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veining

vein entry 1 + -ing entry 1

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