Posted By RichC on March 2, 2013
I came across it today and questioned the author of an article while reading copy. A little digging had me realize that the word was not only the “fire-breathing she-monster” usually represented as a composite of a lion, goat, and serpent, but it is also used as a noun to describe a “grotesque product of the imagination.” (TheFreeDictionary)
It is also an an actual fish … a Chimera (photo below). Hmm … who knew?