[ chi-meer, shi- ]
/ tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ- /


a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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