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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A loose sleeveless robe worn especially by Anglican bishops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The upper robe worn by some bishops of the Anglican communion, usually without sleeves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The upper robe worn by a bishop, to which lawn sleeves are usually attached.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The outer robe worn by a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.

Etymologies

Middle English chimer, perhaps from Anglo-Latin chim─ôra; probably akin to Spanish chamarra, zamarra, type of garment, of Basque origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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