Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English chimer, perhaps from Anglo-Latin chimēra; probably akin to Spanish chamarra, zamarra, type of garment, of Basque origin.]

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