adjective Archaic.

given to empty talk; windy; flatulent.

Origin of ventose

1715–25; < Latin ventōsus windy, equivalent to vent(us) wind1 + -ōsus -ose1
Related formsven·tos·i·ty [ven-tos-i-tee] /vɛnˈtɒs ɪ ti/, noun




(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the sixth month of the year, extending from February 19 to March 20.

Origin of Ventôse

< French < Latin ventōsus; see ventose Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ventose



the windy month: the sixth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Feb 20 to Mar 21

Word Origin for Ventôse

C18: from Latin ventōsus full of wind, from ventus wind
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