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EtymologyEdit

From Old French cheminee, from Late Latin [camera] camīnāta, from Latin camīnus (furnace), from Ancient Greek κάμῑνος (kámīnos).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃə.mi.ne/
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NounEdit

cheminée f (plural cheminées)

  1. a chimney
  2. a fireplace or hearth
  3. a vertical vent, exhaust or gallery
  4. a hole at the centre of some models of parachute
  5. the glass tube protecting the flame of a kerosene or similar wick lamp
  6. (technology) a vertical vacuum forming in a gasifier
  7. (welding) a type of welding fault
  8. (geology) the exhaust of a volcano
  9. (geology) a vertical mineral vein
  10. (theater) large pipe containing ropes that serves to control theater backdrops

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • German: Cheminée
  • Italian: ciminiera
  • Portuguese: chaminé
  • Spanish: chimenea

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