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Definition of "nervure" [nerv•ure]

  • Botany See vein. (noun)
  • Zoology See vein. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nervure" in a sentence
  • "Reddish yellow, smooth, and shining; the face testaceous, with slight fuscous stains; the scape and two or three of the basal joints of the flagellum yellow in front; the wings hyaline, with a yellowish tinge; the nervures black, except the costal nervure, which is ferruginous towards the base, the apex of the wings slightly clouded; the posterior tibiæ fuscous above."
  • "This last nervure, which is of a slightly reddish hue, is the fundamental element of the musical device; it is, in short, the bow, the fiddlestick, as is proved by the fine notches which run across it."
  • "Dans la journee je verifie le rouge s'est estompé c qq peu rosé ... et s'estompe les heures passant ... pour ne laisser que deux gross veine rouge et qq nervure sur les coté."