Posted on: October 17, 2014

Word of the Day: Gossamer

Word of the Day: Gossamer

Gossamer (adjective):   

1. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn.
2. a thread or a web of this substance.
3. an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used especially for veils.  (“Gossamer”, 2014, para. 1-3)

To decorate your patio or porch this month, try plants instead of plastic pumpkins or gossamer ghosts.
 (“Gossamer”, 2014, para. 11)

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Gossamer. (2014). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved from