Par"a*sol` (?), n. [F., fr. Sp. or Pg. parasol, or It. parasole; It. parare to ward off, Sp. & Pg. parar (L. parare to prepare) + It. sole sun, Sp. & Pg. sol (L. sol). See Parry, Solar.]

A kind of small umbrella used by women as a protection from the sun.


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Par"a*sol`, v. t.

To shade as with a parasol.



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