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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Net-veined Having veins, or nerves, reticulated or netted; as, a net-veined wing or leaf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • net-veined In entomology, displaying numerous veins or nervures tending to form a more or less confused network on the surface, the principal longitudinal veins being almost lost, as in the wings of certain Hemiptera and many Orthoptera: opposed to parallel-veined.
    • net-veined in botany, same as netted-veined.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Net-veined in entomology, having a great number of veins or nervures like a network on the surface, as in the wings of many Orthoptera
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. net, nett; Dut. net, Ger. netz.


In literature:

This difference in the veins, netted in the first class, parallel in the second, is characteristic of the classes.
"Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf" by Jane H. Newell
Veins forming narrow rows of net-like spaces (areoles) beneath the fruit-dots, thence free to the margin.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
Areolet: one of the small spaces between veins of net-veined insects.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The cotyledons shown have three pairs of veins, which are slightly netted.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
All the trees with broad leaves in the northern United States, with one exception, have netted-veined foliage.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
This curious net-work of vessels connects with the minute veins of the body, which return the blood to the heart.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Leaves net-veined 1b, in =NYMPHAEACEAE=, p. 35.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
Netted-veined leaves are also of two sorts, as in the examples already referred to.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
His cheeks sagged, and were of a brick red, netted over with tiny purplish veins.
"A Pasteboard Crown" by Clara Morris
These are the net-veined winged insects; the Dragon flies, Mayflies, Caddis-flies belong in this order.
"Great Hike" by Alan Douglas
This net work of veins cannot be plainly seen with a common lamp, but with a powerful glass are very distinct.
"Natural and Artificial Duck Culture" by James Rankin
Characterized by having the wings reticulate with numerous veins so as to look like net-work.
"Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects" by C. V. Riley
Membranous, net-veined wings, those of the two pairs closely alike.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
Climbing, with net-veined leaves.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Marble is the design of an edge of a book, which has a ground or back color and over which a net of veins of different colors is stretched.
"The Progress of the Marbling Art" by Josef Halfer

In news:

The adults grow to about 1½ inches long with net-veined wings and a long skinny abdomen.