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English definition of “gossamer”

gossamer

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡɒs.ə.mər/ us    /ˈɡɑː.sə.mɚ/
the very thin thread that spiders produce to make websAnimal (non-human) behaviour

gossamer

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈɡɒs.ə.mər/ us    /ˈɡɑː.sə.mɚ/ literary
very delicate and light: gossamer wings a gossamer veilWords used to describe textiles
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