Definition of Ventose in English:

Ventose

(also Ventôse)

noun

  • The sixth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from 19 February to 20 March.

    • ‘So the 1 March is the 12 Ventôse and the 21 September is the Jour complémentaire.’
    • ‘The operation on my foot to remove the bullet and the resulting pain made it impossible for me to leave when my brigade moved off on 3rd Ventose.’

Origin

French Ventôse, from Latin ventosus windy, from ventus wind.

Pronunciation:

Ventose

/vɒ̃ˈtəʊz/