parasol

[par-uh-sawl, -sol]
noun
a lightweight umbrella used, especially by women, as a sunshade.

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

parasoled, adjective
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parasol (ˈpærəˌsɒl)
 
n
an umbrella used for protection against the sun; sunshade
 
[C17: via French from Italian parasole, from para-² + sole sun, from Latin sōl]

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parasol
1616, from Fr. parasol (1580), from It. parasole, lit. "protection from the sun," from para- "defense against" (from verb parere "to ward off") + sole "sun," from L. solem (nom. sol).
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Parasol definition


Parallel Systems Object Language.
An object-oriented language which supports network and parallel computing. It has modules and exceptions.
["The Parasol Programming Language", R. Jervis hjervis!rbj@uunet.uu.net, Dr Dobbs J, Oct 1993, pp. 34-41].
(1995-01-26)

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