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.
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)