a freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven with a bulbous body and a usu. Vertical smoke vent or chimney
Chimeneas used to be clay, but now they are made in other materials, such as cast iron.
“free-standing fireplace,” 20c., from Mexican Spanish, literally “chimney,” from Spanish, ultimately from Latin caminata (see chimney).
[chahym] /tʃaɪm/ noun 1. an apparatus for striking a bell so as to produce a musical sound, as one at the front door of a house by which visitors announce their presence. 2. Often, chimes. 3. harmonious sound in general; music; melody. 4. harmonious relation; accord: the battling duo, in chime at last. verb (used […]
[ki-meer-uh, kahy-] /kɪˈmɪər ə, kaɪ-/ noun, plural chimeras. 1. (often initial capital letter) a mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. 2. any similarly grotesque monster having disparate parts, especially as depicted in decorative art. 3. a horrible or unreal creature of the imagination; a vain […]
[chi-meer, shi-] /tʃɪˈmɪər, ʃɪ-/ noun 1. a loose upper robe, especially of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached. /tʃɪˈmɪə; ʃɪ-/ noun 1. (Anglican Church) a sleeveless red or black gown, part of a bishop’s formal dress though not a vestment
[ki-mer-i-kuh l, -meer-, kahy-] /kɪˈmɛr ɪ kəl, -ˈmɪər-, kaɪ-/ adjective 1. unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise. 2. wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan. /kaɪˈmɛrɪkəl; kɪ-/ adjective 1. wildly fanciful; imaginary 2. given to or indulging in fantasies adj. 1630s, from chimera + -ical. Related: Chimeric (1650s). chimeric chi·mer·ic (kī-měr’ĭk, -mēr’-) adj.