Venetian red

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.

Origin:
1745–55

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

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