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zeph·yr / ˈzefər/ • n. 1. poetic/lit. a soft gentle breeze. 2. hist. a fine cotton gingham. ∎  a very light article of clothing.

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zephyr west wind XVI (earlier in L. form); mild gentle wind XVII; light article of clothing XVIII. — F. zéphyr or L. zephyrus — Gr. zéphuros.

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Zephyr in classical mythology, the god of the west wind; from the late 17th century, zephyr has also been a literary term for a soft gentle breeze.

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zephyr A prevailing light and warming breeze from the west at the time of the summer solstice (in the northern hemisphere).

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zephyr A prevailing light and warming breeze from the west at the time of the summer solstice (in the northern hemisphere).

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Zephyr or Zephyrus: see Eos.

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