|n.s. [zephyrus, Latin.] The west wind; and poetically any calm soft wind.|
They are as gentle
As zephyrs blowing below the violet. Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
Zephyr, you shall see a youth with a merry countenance, holding in his hand a swan with wings displayed, as about to sing. Peacham on Drawing.
Forth rush the levent and the potent winds,
Eurus and Zephyr. Milton.
Mild as when Zephyrus on Flora breathes. Milton.
Their every musick wakes,
Whence blending all the sweeten'd zephyr springs. Thomson.