venetian glass

noun, often capitalized V

Definition of venetian glass

: often colored glassware made at Murano near Venice of a soda-lime metal and typically elaborately decorated (as with gilt, enamel, or engraving)

First Known Use of venetian glass

circa 1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Venetian glass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venetian%20glass. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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