The definition of a jalousie is a window or door covering with louvers or slats which can be arranged to allow in different amounts of light or air.(noun)
An example of a jalousie is a set of blinds.
See jalousie in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < It gelosia, lit., jealousy: prob. so named from permitting one to see without being seen
See jalousie in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from jalousie, jealousy
Origin: , from Old French gelosie
Origin: , from gelos, jealous; see jealous.
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