Vein

Noun

  • (botany) In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle
  • A topic of discussion; a train of association, thoughts, emotions, etc.

    "...in the same vein..."

  • (used in plural veins) The entrails of a shrimp
  • A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood, cheese, marble or other rocks
  • A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.
  • (anatomy) A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillaries back to the heart
  • (zoology) The nervure of an insect’s wing
  • A style, tendency, or quality.

    "The play is in a satirical vein."

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