A woman poses with a lacey parasol.
The definition of a parasol is an umbrella used to shade someone from the sun.
An example of a parasol is the frilly umbrella used for shade by a southern belle.
a lightweight umbrella carried as a sunshade
Origin of parasolFrench ; from Italian parasole ; from parare, to ward off (; from L, prepare) + sole (; from Classical Latin sol), sun
A light, usually small umbrella carried as protection from the sun.
Origin of parasolFrench, from Italian parasole : parare, to shield (from Latin parare, to prepare; see per&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots) + sole, sun (from Latin s&omacron;l; see sawel- in Indo-European roots).