Etymology
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parasol (n.)

"light, portable screen or canopy carried to shield from the sun," 1610s, from French parasol (1570s), from Italian parasole, literally "protection from the sun," from para- "defense against" (see para- (2)) + sole "sun," from Latin solem (nominative sol; from PIE root *sawel- "the sun"). Originally used by persons of high rank in the East and by fashionable women in Europe.

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of parasol from WordNet

parasol (n.)
a handheld collapsible source of shade;
Synonyms: sunshade
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