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Venetian red

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noun
  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.
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Origin of Venetian red

First recorded in 1745–55
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British Dictionary definitions for venetian red

Venetian red

noun
  1. natural or synthetic ferric oxide used as a red pigment
    1. a moderate to strong reddish-brown colour
    2. (as adjective)a Venetian-red coat
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