Parasol meaning

părə-sôl, -sŏl
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A lightweight umbrella carried as a sunshade.
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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.

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A light, usually small umbrella carried as protection from the sun.
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A small light umbrella used as protection from the sun.
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Origin of parasol

  • French from Italian parasole parare to shield (from Latin parāre to prepare perə-1 in Indo-European roots) sole sun (from Latin sōl sāwel- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French parasol, from Italian parasole, from para- (“to shield") +"Ž sole (“sun").

    From Wiktionary