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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.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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British Dictionary definitions for venetian-red

Venetian red

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