1. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather; a piece of a spider’s web.

2. a thread or a web of this substance.

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

4. any thin, light fabric.

5. something extremely light, flimsy, or delicate.


6. sheer, light, delicate, or tenuous; of or like gossamer; thin and light.

Etymology: Middle English gosesomer.

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