Definition of devein in English:


Line breaks: de¦vein
Pronunciation: /diːˈveɪn


[with object]
  • Remove the main central vein from (a shrimp or prawn): shell and devein the prawns and then sprinkle them with turmeric and salt
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    • Here are two ways to devein shrimp with the shell on.
    • They deveined some shrimps, cooked a curry sauce with coconut milk, strained it and then dropped the shrimps in and let it boil and simmer.
    • Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact.

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