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Meaning of Venetian red

Vene'tian red'

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  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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