- One of several species of fish of the sub-class Holocephali. Also known as ghost sharks.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
||Chi*mæ"ra (?), n. [NL. See
Chimera.] (Zoöl.) A cartilaginous fish of
several species, belonging to the order Holocephali. The teeth
are few and large. The head is furnished with appendages, and the
tail terminates in a point.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Chimæra, a fire-breathing monster of the Greek mythology, with a
goat's body, a lion's head, and a dragon's tail; slain by Bellerophon,
and a symbol of any impossible monstrosity.
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