From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zephyr \Zeph"yr\, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness,
   the dark side, west: cf. F. z['e]phyr.]
   The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. "Soft the
   zephyr blows." --Gray.
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         As gentle
         As zephyrs blowing below the violet.     --Shak.
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   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, or Zephyr worsted, a fine, soft kind of yarn
      or worsted, -- used for knitting and embroidery.
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