chimere[c̸hi mir′, s̸hi-]
chimere definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French chamarre ; from Spanish zamarra, probably ; from Arabic sammūr, Siberian weasel
chimere definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English chimer, perhaps from Anglo-Latin chimēra; probably akin to Spanish chamarra, zamarra, type of garment, of Basque origin.