parasol

[ par-uh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈpær əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /

noun

a lightweight umbrella used, especially by women, as a sunshade.

Origin of parasol

1610–20; < French, Middle French < Italian parasole. See para-2, Sol

OTHER WORDS FROM parasol

par·a·soled, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for parasol

British Dictionary definitions for parasol

parasol
/ (ˈpærəˌsɒl) /

noun

an umbrella used for protection against the sun; sunshade

Word Origin for parasol

C17: via French from Italian parasole, from para- ² + sole sun, from Latin sōl
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012