from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deep-sea cartilaginous fish of the family Chimaeridae, having a smooth-skinned tapering body and a whiplike tail.
- n. Genetics Variant of chimera.
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- n. Alternative spelling of chimera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cartilaginous fish of several species, belonging to the order Chimaeriformes of the class Holocephali. The teeth are few and large. The head is furnished with appendages, and the tail terminates in a point.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A less usual spelling of chimera.
- n. In zoology: A genus of fishes of strange aspect, representing the family
- n. A genus of bivalve mollusks.
- n. A genus of lepidopterous insects
- n. A genus of fossil organisms of uncertain character.
- n. Same as chimere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
- n. a grotesque product of the imagination
- n. a deep-sea fish with a tapering body, smooth skin, and long threadlike tail
New Latin Chimaera, type genus, from Latin chimaera, chimera; see chimera.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)