Venetian red

Venetian red
Venetian Ve*ne"tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster]

{Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable, and in the latter case so disposed as to overlap each other when close, and to show a series of open spaces for the admission of air and light when in other positions.

{Venetian carpet}, an inexpensive carpet, used for passages and stairs, having a woolen warp which conceals the weft; the pattern is therefore commonly made up of simple stripes.

{Venetian chalk}, a white compact or steatite, used for marking on cloth, etc.

{Venetian door} (Arch.), a door having long, narrow windows or panes of glass on the sides.

{Venetian glass}, a kind of glass made by the Venetians, for decorative purposes, by the combination of pieces of glass of different colors fused together and wrought into various ornamental patterns.

{Venetian red}, a brownish red color, prepared from sulphate of iron; -- called also {scarlet ocher}.

{Venetian soap}. See {Castile soap}, under {Soap}.

{Venetian sumac} (Bot.), a South European tree ({Rhus Cotinus}) which yields the yellow dyewood called fustet; -- also called {smoke tree}.

{Venetian window} (Arch.), a window consisting of a main window with an arched head, having on each side a long and narrow window with a square head. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Venetian red — is a light and warm (somewhat unsaturated) pigment that is a darker shade of scarlet, derived from nearly pure ferric oxide (Fe2O3) of the hematite type. Modern versions are frequently made with synthetic red iron oxide.Venetian redinfobox… …   Wikipedia

  • Venetian red — n. 1. a red pigment formerly made from ferric oxides, now prepared synthetically 2. a brownish red color …   English World dictionary

  • Venetian red — Venecijos raudonasis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Fe₂O₃ ir CaSO₄ mišinys, pigmentas. atitikmenys: angl. Venetian red rus. венецианский кармин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Venetian red — Vene′tian red′ n. 1) chem. fia a red pigment, orig. prepared from a natural oxide of iron, now usu. made by calcining a mixture of lime and ferrous sulfate 2) fia a dark shade of orangy red • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Venetian red — /vəniʃən ˈrɛd/ (say vuhneeshuhn red) noun 1. a red pigment, originally prepared from a natural oxide of iron, but now usually made by calcining a mixture of lime and iron sulphate. 2. a dark shade of orange red …   Australian English dictionary

  • Venetian red — noun a shade of brown with a tinge of red • Syn: ↑reddish brown, ↑sepia, ↑burnt sienna, ↑mahogany • Hypernyms: ↑brown, ↑brownness • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venetian red — 1. a red pigment, originally prepared from a natural oxide of iron, now usually made by calcining a mixture of lime and ferrous sulfate. 2. a dark shade of orangish red. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • venetian red — 1. noun A brownish red colour. 2. adjective Of a brownish red colour …   Wiktionary

  • Venetian red — noun Date: 1753 an earthy hematite used as a pigment; also a synthetic iron oxide pigment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Venetian red — Венецианский кармин (краска) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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