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chimera

chi·me·ra (chi·mae·ra)

chimera (chimaera)

pronunciation:
kih mi r [or] kaI mi r
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mythical fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a snake's tail.
similar words:
Gorgon, monster
definition 2: a fantastic, often horrible, idea or image produced by the mind.
synonyms:
apparition, phantasm, phantom, specter
similar words:
bogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, hallucination, monster, nightmare
definition 3: a living organism or structure that contains two or more genetically distinct tissues.
similar words:
graft, hybrid