1. a window blind made of horizontal strips that overlap when closed;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 closed, and to show a series of
open spaces for the admission of air and light when in
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 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a window blind made of horizontal strips that overlap when