Venetian

Definition of Venetian

Ve`ne´tian
a.1.Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy.
Venetian blind
a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable, and in the latter case so disposed as to overlap each other when closed, and to show a series of open spaces for the admission of air and light when in other positions.
Venetian carpet
an inexpensive carpet, used for passages and stairs, having a woolen warp which conceals the weft; the pattern is therefore commonly made up of simple stripes.
Venetian chalk
a white compact talc or steatite, used for marking on cloth, etc.
Venetian door
(Arch.) a door having long, narrow windows or panes of glass on the sides.
Venetian glass
a kind of glass made by the Venetians, for decorative purposes, by the combination of pieces of glass of different colors fused together and wrought into various ornamental patterns.
Venetian red
a brownish red color, prepared from sulphate of iron; - called also scarlet ocher.
Venetian soap
See Castile soap, under Soap.
Venetian sumac
(Bot.) a South European tree (Rhus Cotinus) which yields the yellow dyewood called fustet; - also called smoke tree.
Venetian window
(Arch.) a window consisting of a main window with an arched head, having on each side a long and narrow window with a square head.
n.1.A native or inhabitant of Venice.
2.Galligaskins.
3.A Venetian blind.

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