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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An umbrella.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An umbrella.

Etymologies

Alteration of umbrella + alteration of (para)chute.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Apparently a variation on UMBrella + paraCHUTE; American in origin, it has become associated with British umbrellas, but has never been a Briticism.[2] (Wiktionary)

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