Definition of Venetian red in US English:

Venetian red


  • 1A reddish-brown pigment consisting of ferric oxide.

    • ‘At the very least I am living proof that turpentine, cadmium red, burnt sienna, Venetian red et al are not carcinogenic.’
    • ‘Where she used to use a Venetian red stain, now she might prepare a primed canvas with a raw sienna stain.’
    1. 1.1 A strong reddish-brown color.
      • ‘Like most of Sandback's work, untitled, it dates from 1977 and uses seven strands of Venetian red knitting yarn strung taut from ceiling to floor.’