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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A god personifying the gentle west wind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In classical mythology, a personification of the west wind, poetically regarded as the mildest and gentlest of all the sylvan deities.
  • noun [NL. (Dalman, 1816).] In entomology, a genus of butterflies, of the family Lycænidæ, chiefly of Europe and Asia, characterized by peculiarities of the wing-venation; the zephyrs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The west wind, or zephyr; -- usually personified, and made the most mild and gentle of all the sylvan deities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Greek mythology The Ancient Greek god of the west wind, supposed to be the gentlest of the winds and the messenger of spring.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek Ζέφυρος

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