- a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.
Origin of chimere
Examples from the Web for chimere
Historical Examples of chimere
The chimere is a dress of black satin, with white lawn sleeves.The Worship of the Church
Jacob A. Regester
Over a chimere of figured crimson velvet he wore a fine linen rochet.
By a late abuse the sleeves of the rochet were, from motives of convenience, sometimes attached to the chimere.
chimer or chimar (ˈtʃɪmə, ˈʃɪm-)
- Anglican Church a sleeveless red or black gown, part of a bishop's formal dress though not a vestment