chi·​mere shə-ˈmir How to pronounce chimere (audio)
: a loose sleeveless robe worn by Anglican bishops over the rochet

Word History


Middle English chimmer, chemeyr

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chimere was in the 14th century

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“Chimere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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