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CHIMERA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Chimera mean? 

CHIMERA (noun)
  The noun CHIMERA has 2 senses:

1. (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
2. a grotesque product of the imagination

  Familiarity information: CHIMERA used as a noun is rare.


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CHIMERA (noun)


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Meaning:

(Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Chimaera; Chimera

Hypernyms ("Chimera" is a kind of...):

mythical creature; mythical monster (a monster renowned in folklore and myth)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


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Meaning:

A grotesque product of the imagination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

chimaera; chimera

Hypernyms ("chimera" is a kind of...):

imagery; imagination; imaging; mental imagery (the ability to form mental images of things or events)


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