Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A freestanding open-fronted oven or fireplace, especially a rounded earthenware oven traditionally used in Mexico for cooking and as a source of heat.

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  • noun A Mexican outdoor oven with bulbous body and usually a vertical smoke vent or chimney.

Etymologies

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

[Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, chimney, fireplace, from Old Spanish, from Old French cheminee; see chimney.]

Examples

  • Una chimenea es el punto focal de la sala, lo que altera el diseño moderno, añadiendo un toque clásico y cálido.

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  • Este moderno apartamento de 220 metros cuadrados con 3 habitaciones para niños, un dormitorio principal, un gran salón con chimenea incluida una zona de piano, un baño completo y una cocina moderna fue diseñada por Tectus diseño de interiores y se encuentra en Heraklion, Grecia.

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  • Hammocks loll about between Caledonian pines, a chimenea stands ready for the evening's fire, while tealight lanterns light the campers' shelter.

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  • We'll do that in our chimenea, the one that split in two during a party and that someone wanted to throw into the pool.. but we digress.

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  • When we were visiting San Cristobal and Chiapas we bought a wonderful chimenea for just these kind of days in Merida.

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  • As the night gets dark and cooler, we'll light the chimenea, pour yet another glass of wine, and listen ...

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  • When we were visiting San Cristobal and Chiapas we bought a wonderful chimenea for just these kind of days in Merida.

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  • When we were visiting San Cristobal and Chiapas we bought a wonderful chimenea for just these kind of days in Merida.

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  • When we were visiting San Cristobal and Chiapas we bought a wonderful chimenea for just these kind of days in Merida.

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  • Cuando este usando la chimenea abra el cañón o humero de la misma.

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