After the war, chimera was edited by poet Barbara Howes and Ximena de Angulo.
In the Iliad, a chimera is a grotesque animal jumble, “lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle.”
His senses were awhirl, his spirits high in the chimera that Trusia cared for him.
Do not delude me with a chimera, and above all do not tempt me to sacrifice my honour to it.
Far away appeared a cloud, but as it drew nearer it became a horse: it was the chimera.
For it was evident that to them, this chimera was still real.
She seemed unable to describe the chimera of her imagination.
To control a Parisian populace has hitherto been deemed a chimera.
Was it only a chimera of my unbalanced imagination—or was it actual fact?
He can not easily believe it to be simply a chimera of an overwrought brain.
fabulous monster, late 14c., from Old French chimere or directly from Medieval Latin chimera, from Latin Chimaera, from Greek khimaira, name of a mythical creature, slain by Bellerophon, with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail (supposedly personification of snow or winter); literally "year-old she-goat" (masc. khimaros), from kheima "winter season" (see hibernation). Figurative meaning "wild fantasy" first recorded 1580s in English (attested 13c. in French).
Beestis clepid chymeres, that han a part of ech beest, and suche ben not, no but oonly in opynyoun. [Wyclif, "Prologue"]
chimera chi·me·ra (kī-mēr'ə, kĭ-)
One who has received a transplant of genetically and immunologically different tissue.
Twins with two immunologically different types of red blood cells.
A monster in classical mythology who had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon or serpent.
Note: Figuratively, a “chimera” is a creation of the imagination, especially a wild creation.