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- n. Greek Mythology Variant of Chimera.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subclass Holocephali — the ghost sharks.
- proper n. Fantastical monster in Lycea with the head of a lion, goat and serpent which vomited fire. Killed by the hero Bellerophon.
From Ancient Greek χίμαιρα (khimaira), from χίμαρος (khimaros, "male goat"). The fabulous monster in Lycea (with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail). Meaning "wild fantasy" first recorded 1587. (Wiktionary)