Meaning of chimera
Pronunciation: (ki-mēr'u, kī-), [key]
— pl. -ras.
- (often cap.) a mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
- any similarly grotesque monster having disparate parts, esp. as depicted in decorative art.
- a horrible or unreal creature of the imagination; a vain or idle fancy: He is far different from the chimera your fears have made of him.
- an organism composed of two or more genetically distinct tissues, as an organism that is partly male and partly female, or an artificially produced individual having tissues of several species.
- chimera (Thesaurus)