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parasol

[par-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈpær əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun
1.
a lightweight umbrella used, especially by women, as a sunshade.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < French, Middle French < Italian parasole. See para-2, Sol
Related forms
parasoled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for para-soled

parasol

/ˈpærəˌsɒl/
noun
1.
an umbrella used for protection against the sun; sunshade
Word Origin
C17: via French from Italian parasole, from para-² + sole sun, from Latin sōl
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Word Origin and History for para-soled

parasol

n.

1610s, from Middle 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; see sol).

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