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chimere

[chi-meer, shi-] /tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ-/
noun
1.
a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.
Also, chimar, chimer
[chim-er, shim-] /ˈtʃɪm ər, ˈʃɪm-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English chemer, chymere < Anglo-Latin chimēra, special use of chimera
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chimere

/tʃɪˈmɪə; ʃɪ-/
noun
1.
(Anglican Church) a sleeveless red or black gown, part of a bishop's formal dress though not a vestment
Word Origin
C14: perhaps from Medieval Latin chimēra (see chimera) and related to Spanish zamarra sheepskin coat
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