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Term: Chimera


Ancient Greek mythological fire-breathing monster. It is most often described as a lion with a goat coming out of its back and a tail that ended in a snake’s head, other descriptions have different versions. Today, the term is used to mean any fictional animal with parts taken from multiple animals or something that is highly imaginative yet implausible. Usually considered a female, seeing the chimera was an omen of storms and natural disasters.