Every time a customer opened a department store's big doors, a perfumed zephyr blew over the shoots of crocuses, narcissus, hyacinths, and tulips in garden boxes near the entrance, which seemed to be the only breath of spring sustaining them.
-- Charles J. Shields, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, 2006
The air was heavy with the scent of flowers, and as I paused, a faint warm zephyr gently stirred the whispering trees…
-- "A Dead Man's Vengeance," Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1888
Zephyr can be traced to the Greek zéphyros meaning "the west wind."