Meaning of “parasol” in the English Dictionary

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"parasol" in British English

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parasolnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpær.ə.sɒl/ us /ˈper.ə.sɑːl/

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

(Definition of “parasol” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parasol" in American English

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parasolnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpær·əˌsɔl, -ˌsɑl/

a type of umbrella (= round cloth-covered frame on a stick) carried by women, esp. in the past, for protection from the sun

(Definition of “parasol” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)