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 for chimera
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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."
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the
        imagination; as, the chimera of an author. --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a
           lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail;
           daughter of Typhon [syn: Chimera, Chimaera]
      2: a grotesque product of the imagination [syn: chimera,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "chimera":
     airy hope, airy nothing, apparition, autism, brainchild, bubble,
     daydream, deception, delirium, deluded belief, delusion, dereism,
     dream, dream vision, dreamland, dreamworld, eidolon, false belief,
     fancy, fantasque, fantasy, fiction, figment, golden dream,
     hallucination, idle fancy, ignis fatuus, illusion, imagery,
     imagination, imagining, insubstantial image, invention, maggot,
     make-believe, misbelief, misconception, mosaic, myth, phantasm,
     phantom, pipe, pipe dream, pomato, potomato, quixotic ideal,
     rainbow, romance, self-deceit, self-deception, self-delusion,
     sick fancy, thick-coming fancies, topato, trick, trip, unreal hope,
     utopia, vapor, vision, whim, whimsy, wildest dreams,
     wrong impression

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A modular, X Window System-based
     web browser for Unix.  Chimera uses the
     Athena widget set so Motif is not needed.  It supports
     forms, inline images, TERM, SOCKS, proxy servers,
     Gopher, FTP, HTTP and local file accesses.  Chimera can
     be extended using external programs.  New protocols can
     easily be added and alternate image formats can be used for
     inline images (e.g. PostScript).
     Version 1.60 is available for
     Chimera runs on Sun SPARC SunOS 4.1.x, IBM RS/6000
     AIX 3.2.5, Linux 1.1.x.  It should run on anything with
     X11R[3-6], imake and a C compiler.

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