Definition of parasol noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    parasol

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpærəˌsɔl//
     
    , NAmE//ˈpærəˌsɑl//
     
     
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  1. 1a type of light umbrella that women in the past carried to protect themselves from the sun
  2. 2a large umbrella that is used for example on beaches or outside restaurants to protect people from hot sun compare sunshade
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