American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A loose sleeveless robe worn especially by Anglican bishops.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The outer robe worn by a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached. In the English Church the chimere, which until the accession of Elizabeth was of scarlet silk, is now of black satin. During episcopal convocations and when the sovereign attends Parliament, however, the color is scarlet. English prelates of the Roman Catholic Church wear chimeres of purple silk; cardinals, of scarlet. Also
chimera, chimœra, chimmar.
- n. ecclesiastical The upper robe worn by some bishops of the Anglican communion, usually without sleeves.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The upper robe worn by a bishop, to which lawn sleeves are usually attached.
- Middle English chimer, perhaps from Anglo-Latin chimēra; probably akin to Spanish chamarra, zamarra, type of garment, of Basque origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The chimere is a dress of black satin, with white lawn sleeves.”
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“The picture of the bishop in a red chimere is the Episcopalian bishop Michael Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina.”
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“It would seem that the closed cope has a modern representative in the cappa magna of cardinals and bishops, and also in the chimere”
“Over a chimere of figured crimson velvet he wore a fine linen rochet.”
“Perhaps whole families can work together, because otherwise I fear my balcony scene might end up with a naked Archbishop of Canterbury, as his cassock, chimere cloak and mitre all look fiddly.”
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