Meaning of “vein” in the English Dictionary

"vein" in British English

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veinnoun

uk /veɪn/ us /veɪn/

vein noun (TUBE)

C1 [ C ] a tube that carries blood to the heart from the other parts of the body

[ C ] the frame of a leaf or an insect's wing

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(Definition of “vein” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vein" in American English

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veinnoun

us /veɪn/

vein noun (TUBE)

[ C ] biology a tube that carries blood to the heart from the other parts of the body

[ C ] biology A vein is also any of the many small tubes in the leaves of plants that carry sap (= liquid containing a plant's food)

vein noun (LAYER)

[ C ] a layer of a substance in a crack in rocks or earth:

a vein of iron ore

vein noun (MOOD)

[ U ] a style or a temporary mood:

She published many novels and stories in the romantic vein then popular.

(Definition of “vein” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)