chimera ky-MIR-uh, noun:
1. (Capitalized) A fire-breathing she-monster represented as having a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail.
2. Any imaginary monster made up of grotesquely incongruous parts.
3. An illusion or mental fabrication; a grotesque product of the imagination.
4. An individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
Chimera comes from Latin chimaera, from Greek chimaira “she-goat, chimera.”
tantivy tan-TIV-ee adverb
At full gallop; at full speed.
A fast gallop; rush.
A hunting cry by a hunter riding a horse at full speed.
Of obscure origin, perhaps from the sound of a galloping horse’s feet.