One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Roman Catholic Church. A small umbrella-like canopy held over the Host when it is carried in procession.
2A parasol, a sunshade. Compare "ombrelle"rare.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick Faber (1814–1863), Church of England clergyman and Roman Catholic priest. From Italian ombrellino from ombrello + -ino.
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