Chime"ra (?), n.; pl. Chimeras (#). [L. chimaera a chimera (in sense 1), Gr. a she-goat, a chimera, fr. he-goat; cf. Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.]
A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
and enchanted isles."
A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author.
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