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Definition of "parasol" [par•a•sol]

  • A light, usually small umbrella carried as protection from the sun. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parasol" in a sentence
  • "Pyramids of Egyptthe real lady's maid, with or without the pink parasol, is far more inappropriate on shipboard."
  • "He buried her and after a decent while took this room in The Jolly Tar on the Bristol waterfront, leaving the direction of the estate in Huntingdon to his son, bringing with him only the parasol from the island that made him famous and the dead parrot fixed to its perch and a few necessaries, and has lived here alone ever since, strolling by day about the wharves and quays, staring out west over the sea, for his sight is still keen, smoking his pipes."
  • "It is doubtful if he realized that a parasol is a purely feminine adjunct; -- although the Mistress always declared he did."