Zeph"yr (?), n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. , akin to darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z'ephyr.]
The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze.
"Soft the zephyr
As zephyrs blowing below the violet.
Zephyr cloth, a thin kind of cassimere made in Belgium; also, a waterproof fabric of wool. -- Zephyr shawl, a kind of thin, light, embroidered shawl made of worsted and cotton. -- Zephyr yarn, ∨ worsted, a fine, soft kind of yarn or worsted, -- used for knitting and embroidery.
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