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Venetian red

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.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of Venetian red1

First recorded in 1745–55

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Example Sentences

Yes, the hair was red, Venetian red with a glimmer of sunshine in it.

Some of them, like venetian red to give color, are positively poisonous.

There are frequent stretches of yellow, here and there flecked with patches or bands of venetian red.

The ground color is made by tinting white lead with ochre, venetian red and burnt umber.

To the white lead base should be added yellow ochre and venetian red.

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