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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vene′tian red′(n.)

  1. a red pigment, orig. prepared from a natural oxide of iron, now usu. made by calcining a mixture of lime and ferrous sulfate.

    Category: Chemistry, Fine Arts

  2. a dark shade of orangy red.

    Category: Fine Arts

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reddish brown, sepia, burnt sienna, Venetian red, mahogany(noun)

    a shade of brown with a tinge of red


  1. venetian red(Adjective)

    Of a brownish red colour.


  1. Venetian red

    Venetian red is a light and warm pigment that is a darker shade of scarlet, derived from nearly pure ferric oxide of the hematite type. Modern versions are frequently made with synthetic red iron oxide.


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