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persiennes

[ pur-zee-enz; French per-syen ]
/ ˌpɜr ziˈɛnz; French pɛrˈsyɛn /
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noun

(used with a plural verb) Persian blinds.
(used with a singular verb) a printed or painted fabric of cotton or silk.

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Origin of persiennes

1835–45; <French, noun use of plural of persienne, feminine of persien, obsolete variant of persanPersian
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British Dictionary definitions for persiennes

persiennes
/ (ˌpɜːsɪˈɛnz) /

pl n

outside window shutters having louvres to keep out the sun while maintaining ventilationAlso called: Persian blinds

Word Origin for persiennes

C19: from French, from persien Persian
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