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 parāre to prepare ; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.) sole sun ( from Latin sōl ; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.)