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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Venetian  \Ve*ne"tian\,  n. 
  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  Venice. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  {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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Venetian  \Ve*ne"tian\,  n. 
  1.  pl  Galligaskins.  [Obs.] 
  2.  A  Venetian  blind.  [Colloq.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Venice  or  its  people; 
  "Venetian  glass";  "Venetian  canals"  [syn:  {Venetian}] 
  n  :  a  resident  of  Venice  [syn:  {Venetian}] 

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