persiennes

persiennes

[pur-zee-enz; French per-syen]
noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) Persian blinds.
2.
(used with a singular verb) a printed or painted fabric of cotton or silk.

Origin:
1835–45; < French, noun use of plural of persienne, feminine of persien, obsolete variant of persan Persian

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persiennes (ˌpɜːsɪˈɛnz)
 
pl n
Also called: Persian blinds outside window shutters having louvres to keep out the sun while maintaining ventilation
 
[C19: from French, from persien Persian]

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