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parasol

[ par-uh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈpær əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /
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noun
a lightweight umbrella used, especially by women, as a sunshade.
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Origin of parasol

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

OTHER WORDS FROM parasol

par·a·soled, adjective
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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
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