a native or inhabitant of the planet Venus; also, the language spoken by such a being
I suspected from the circumstances the frames of the Venusians were so constituted that sustenance was superfluous.
‘The good of it?’ rejoined the Venusian; ‘it is beautiful, and gives us pleasure.’
All the Earthmen had learned Venusian quickly; they were good linguists, having been chosen for this as well as other transplanetary virtues.
She had…enjoyed a music appreciation course that had included…the curious rhythmic progressions of the Venusians, Capellan visual chromatics, the sonic concerti of the Altairians and Reticulan croons.
He is fluent in Venusian, Plutonian and Krügerian.
The Venusian’s hearty voice boomed.
The belief that the Venusians are coming to save us from ourselves is simply an expression of people’s deep-rooted worries.
Scorpio marveled once again at how much the Venusian could eat, and how quickly he could digest it.
A. Blair 'Annals 29th Century'
We would like cites from before 1943 for the sense "language of the Venusians" only; for the sense "a supposed inhabitant of Venus" we would like to antedate 1874.
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