Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: chimera  kI'meer-u
  1. A grotesque product of the imagination
    - chimaera [Brit]
  2. A deep-sea fish with a tapering body, smooth skin, and long threadlike tail
    - chimaera [Brit]
Noun: Chimera
  1. (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
    - Chimaera

Derived forms: chimeras

Type of: holocephalan, holocephalian, imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery, mythical creature, mythical monster

Part of: genus Chimaera

Encyclopedia: Chimera