parasol

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noun par·a·sol \ˈper-ə-ˌsȯl, -ˌsäl, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of parasol

  1. :  a lightweight umbrella used as a sunshade

Origin and Etymology of parasol

French, from Old Italian parasole, from parare to shield + sole sun, from Latin sol — more at parapet, solar


First Known Use: 1660


PARASOL Defined for English Language Learners

parasol

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noun par·a·sol \ˈper-ə-ˌsȯl, -ˌsäl, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of parasol for English Language Learners

  • : a light umbrella that you use to protect yourself from the sun


PARASOL Defined for Kids

parasol

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noun par·a·sol \ˈper-ə-ˌsȯl\

Definition of parasol for Students

  1. :  a light umbrella used as a protection against the sun



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