chimere[c̸hi mir′, s̸hi-]
a loose robe, sleeveless or with lawn sleeves attached, sometimes worn by Anglican bishops
Origin of chimereMiddle English ; from Old French chamarre ; from Spanish zamarra, probably ; from Arabic sammūr, Siberian weasel
A loose sleeveless robe worn especially by Anglican bishops.
Origin of chimereMiddle English chimer, perhaps from Anglo-Latin chimēra; probably akin to Spanish chamarra, zamarra, type of garment, of Basque origin.