[ chi-meer, shi- ]
/ tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ- /
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
Words nearby chimere
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Example sentences from the Web for chimere
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.
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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