Definitions for: Chimera

[n] a grotesque product of the imagination
[n] (Greek mythology) fire-breathing she-monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon

Webster (1913) Definition: Chime"ra, n.; pl. Chimeras. [L. chimaera a chimera
(in sense 1), Gr. ? a she-goat, a chimera, fr. ? he-goat; cf.
Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.]
1. (Myth.) A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as
having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the
tail of a dragon. ``Dire chimeras and enchanted isles.''

2. A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the
imagination; as, the chimera of an author. --Burke.

Synonyms: Chimaera, chimaera

See Also: imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery, mythical creature, mythical monster

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