Definition for Parasol (-s)

parasol (-s), n. [Fr. < It. para, for + sole, sun.] (webplay: ladies, rain, umbrella).

  1. Dainty umbrella; elegant, handheld, collapsible shade used by ladies to shield their faces from the sun.
  2. [Fig.] delicate wings of a butterfly.
  3. [Fig.] exquisitely thin petals of a morning-glory flower; fragile life.

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