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chimaera


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chimaera  \Chi*m[ae]"ra\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Chimera}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  cartilaginous  fish  of  several  species,  belonging  to  the 
  order  Holocephali.  The  teeth  are  few  and  large  The  head  is 
  furnished  with  appendages,  and  the  tail  terminates  in  a 
  point. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Chimaera 
  n  1:  (Greek  mythology)  fire-breathing  she-monster  with  a  lion's 
  head  and  a  goat's  body  and  a  serpent's  tail;  daughter  of 
  Typhon  [syn:  {Chimera},  {Chimaera}] 
  2:  a  grotesque  product  of  the  imagination  [syn:  {chimera}] 
  3:  smooth-skinned  deep-sea  fish  with  a  tapering  body  and  long 
  threadlike  tail 




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