chimere

chimere

[chi-meer, shi-]
noun
a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached.
Also, chimar, chimer [chim-er, shim-] .


Origin:
1325–75; Middle English chemer, chymere < Anglo-Latin chimēra, special use of chimera

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chimere, chimer or chimar (tʃɪˈmɪə, ʃɪ-, ˈtʃɪmə, ˈʃɪm-)
 
n
Anglican Church a sleeveless red or black gown, part of a bishop's formal dress though not a vestment
 
[C14: perhaps from Medieval Latin chimēra (see chimera) and related to Spanish zamarra sheepskin coat]
 
chimer, chimer or chimar
 
n
 
[C14: perhaps from Medieval Latin chimēra (see chimera) and related to Spanish zamarra sheepskin coat]
 
chimar, chimer or chimar
 
n
 
[C14: perhaps from Medieval Latin chimēra (see chimera) and related to Spanish zamarra sheepskin coat]

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