chimere

noun
chi·​mere | \ shə-ˈmir How to pronounce chimere (audio) , chə-\

Definition of chimere

: a loose sleeveless robe worn by Anglican bishops over the rochet

First Known Use of chimere

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chimere

Middle English chimmer, chemeyr

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chimere

Statistics for chimere

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for chimere

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

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on chimere

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with chimere

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about chimere

Comments on chimere

What made you want to look up chimere? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something valued as if it were money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!