[ chi-meer, shi- ]
/ tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ- /
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a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.
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Also chim·ar, chim·er [chim-er, shim-]. /ˈtʃɪm ər, ˈʃɪm-/.
Origin of chimere
1325–75; Middle English chemer, chymere <Anglo-Latin chimēra, special use of chimera
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Seoriqui cahuill chumaric cahuill quiamoqu tarub chimer chiniariqui mast nahuchimoba.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for chimere
chimer or chimar (ˈtʃɪmə, ˈʃɪm-)
/ (tʃɪˈmɪə, ʃɪ-) /
Anglican Church a sleeveless red or black gown, part of a bishop's formal dress though not a vestment
Word Origin for chimere
C14: perhaps from Medieval Latin chimēra (see chimera) and related to Spanish zamarra sheepskin coat
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