persienne

noun per·si·enne \ ¦pərzē¦en , -rsē- \

Definition of persienne

plural -s
1 :painted or printed cotton or silk originally made in Persia and later imitated in Europe
2 a :an exterior window shutter having adjustable horizontal slats or louvers fixed at an angle so as to admit light but exclude sun and rain usually used in plural
b :venetian blind usually used in plural

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Origin and Etymology of persienne

French, from feminine of adjective persien Persian


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