Chimera

Chime"ra

(?), n.;
pl. Chimeras (#).
[L. chimaera a chimera (in sense 1), Gr. a she-goat, a chimera, fr. he-goat; cf. Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.] 1. (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 chimeras and enchanted isles." Milton.
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2. A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author. Burke.
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