Parasol



[par-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈpær əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/

noun
1.
a lightweight umbrella used, especially by women, as a sunshade.
/ˈpærəˌsɒl/
noun
1.
an umbrella used for protection against the sun; sunshade
n.

1610s, from Middle French parasol (1570s), from Italian parasole, literally “protection from the sun,” from para- “defense against” (see para- (2)) + sole “sun,” from Latin solem (nominative sol; see sol).

Parallel Systems Object Language.
An object-oriented language which supports network and parallel computing. It has modules and exceptions.
[“The Parasol Programming Language”, R. Jervis hjervis!rbj@uunet.uu.net, Dr Dobbs J, Oct 1993, pp. 34-41].
(1995-01-26)

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