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Definition 1: a deep-sea fish with a tapering body, smooth skin, and long threadlike tail - [noun denoting animal]

(chimaera is a kind of ...) fish with high compressed head and a body tapering off into a long tail

(... is a kind of chimaera ) large European chimaera

(... is a member of chimaera) type genus of the Chimaeridae

Definition 2: a grotesque product of the imagination - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for chimaera in the sense of this definition

(chimaera is a kind of ...) the ability to form mental images of things or events

"he could still hear her in his imagination"

Definition 3: (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for chimaera in the sense of this definition

(chimaera is a kind of ...) a monster renowned in folklore and myth

(chimaera belongs to category ...) the mythology of the ancient Greeks

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