- [Myth] A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon."Dire chimerasand enchanted isles." [Milton.]
- A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author.
Etymology: L. chimaera a chimera (in sense 1), Gr. � a she-goat, a chimera, fr. � he-goat; cf. Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe