Venetian red


noun

a red pigment, originally prepared from a natural oxide of iron, now usually made by calcining a mixture of lime and ferrous sulfate.
a dark shade of orangish red.

Origin of Venetian red

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

Venetian red

noun

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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