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Today's word is:

zephyr

|ˈzefər|

noun

1. Literary. A soft gentle breeze.

2. Historical. A fine cotton gingham.

  • A very light article of clothing.

ORIGIN: late Old English zefferus, denoting a personification of the west wind, via Latin from Greek zephuros '(god of) the west wind.' Sense 1. Dates from the late 17th cent.

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