chimere

[ chi-meer, shi- ]
/ tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ- /
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noun

a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.

Nearby words

  1. chime hoop,
  2. chime in,
  3. chimenea,
  4. chimer,
  5. chimera,
  6. chimeric,
  7. chimerical,
  8. chimerically,
  9. chimichanga,
  10. chimichurri

Also chimar, 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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British Dictionary definitions for chimere

chimere

chimer or chimar (ˈtʃɪmə, ˈʃɪm-)

/ (tʃɪˈmɪə, ʃɪ-) /

noun

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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