zephyro-, zephyr-

(Greek > Latin: west wind [Old English zefferus from Latin zephyrus from Greek zephuros])

zephrean, zephyrian, zephyrine, zephyrous
1. Pertaining to, characterized by, or like a zephyr.
2. Full of or containing light breezes.
1. When capitalized, the west wind.
2. A gentle breeze or a slight wind (usually refreshing).
3. Any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments.
4. Something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing.
5. Etymology: from Greek mythology, the Greek god of the west wind
zephyr cloth
1. A lightweight worsted cloth.
2. A thin kind of cassimere (variant of "cashmere") made in Belgium; a fine, downy wool growing beneath the outer hair of the Cashmere goat.

A soft fabric made of this wool or of similar fibers. also, a waterproof fabric of wool.

A “west-wind lizard” from Early Cretaceous western USA (Montana). Named by Canadian paleontologist Hans-Dieter Sues in 1980.
In Greek mythology, the god who personified the west wind and was always mild and gentle in character.

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aello-; aeolo-; aero-; anemo-; atmo-; austro-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneo-, -pnea; pneumato-; turb-; vent-.