The definition of chimera is a fire-breathing female monster in Greek myths with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent.(noun)
A female monster in Greek myths is an example of chimera.
See chimera in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < L chimaera < Gr chimaira, fabulous monster, orig., she-goat that has passed one winter < cheima, winter: see hibernate
See chimera in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English chimere, Chimera
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin chimaera
Origin: , from Greek khimaira, chimera, she-goat; see ghei- in Indo-European roots.
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