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gossamer

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡɒs.ə.mər/ us    /ˈɡɑː.sə.mɚ/
the very thin thread that spiders produce to make webs

gossamer

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈɡɒs.ə.mər/ us    /ˈɡɑː.sə.mɚ/ literary
very delicate and light: gossamer wings a gossamer veil
Translations of “gossamer”
in Spanish hilos de telaraña…
in French fils de la Vierge…
in German der Altweibersommer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛛絲,遊絲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛛丝,游丝…
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