New Words : gossamer

2. gossamer :

noun & adjective :

1. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, esp. in autumn

2. a thread or a web of this substance

3. an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used esp. for veils

4. any thin, light fabric

5. something extremely light, flimsy, or delicate

6. a thin, waterproof outer garment, esp. for women

7. of or like gossamer; thin and light

Related Forms :

gossamery & gossamered : adjectives

  • probably from the abundance of gossamer during early autumn when geese are in season

  • An outer garment, made of waterproof gossamer

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