What does the word parasol mean?

Usage examples for parasol

  1. He'll recognize the purple parasol, you know." – The Purple Parasol by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Nanda, on her side, as if their talk had ended, went across to the sofa to take up her parasol before leaving the room, an impulse rather favoured than arrested by the arrival of her brother Harold, who came in at the moment both his relatives had turned a back to the door and who gave his sister, as she faced him, a greeting that made their mother look round. – The Awkward Age by Henry James