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Venetian blind
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Venetian definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its people; "Venetian glass"; "Venetian canals" n
1: a resident of Venice

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective see Venetia II. adjective or noun see Venice

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 a native or citizen of Venice in NE Italy. 2 the Italian dialect of Venice. 3 (venetian) = venetian blind. --adj. of Venice. Phrases and idioms: venetian blind a window-blind of adjustable horizontal slats to control the light. Venetian glass delicate glassware made at Murano near Venice. Venetian red a reddish pigment of ferric oxides. Venetian window a window with three separate openings, the central one being arched and highest. Derivatives: venetianed adj. (in sense 3 of n.). Etymology: ME f. OF Venicien, assim. to med.L Venetianus f. Venetia Venice

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Venetian Ve*ne"tian, n. A native or inhabitant of Venice.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Venetian Ve*ne"tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] 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 close, 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 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Venetian Ve*ne"tian, n. 1. pl. Galligaskins. [Obs.] 2. A Venetian blind. [Colloq.]


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