• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Persienne pẽr`sĭ*ĕn"; pẽr`shĭ*ĕn"; F. pẽr`syĕn" Properly, printed calico, whether Oriental or of fanciful design with flowers, etc., in Western work. Hence, as extended in English, material of a similar character.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n persienne An Eastern cambric or muslin printed with colored patterns.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Persienne per-si-en′ an Eastern cambric or muslin with coloured printed pattern:
    • n Persienne per-si-en′ (pl.) Persian blinds, outside shutters of thin movable slats in a frame.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fem. of presien, Persian


In literature:

It was terribly cold, our windows under the persiennes were white with frost.
"The Blockade of Phalsburg" by Émile Erckmann
All of them had green persienne shutters to the upper windows.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood