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* a very slight or gentle wind

Full Definition: 

* 1 a : a breeze from the west 
b : a gentle breeze

* 2 : any of various lightweight fabrics and articles of clothing

Examples: * a summer zephyr gently stirred her hair

Origin: Middle English Zephirus, west wind (personified), from Latin Zephyrus, god of the westwind & zephyrus west wind, zephyr, from Greek Zephyros & zephyros.
First use: 1611

Zephyr: air, breath, puff, waft, breeze

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