Definition of chiminea
: a freestanding earthenware or metal fireplace that in its typical form has a bulbous body which is open in the front and is topped by an elongated chimney Custom fireplaces, portable freestanding fire pits, and chimineas, long a staple on southern California patios, are finding their way to the Northeastern states … — Peter Walsh, This Old House, May 2003
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Origin and Etymology of chiminea
borrowed from Spanish, “fireplace, hearth, chimney,” borrowed from Middle French cheminée
First Known Use: 1981See Words from the same year
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