Definition of chimenea in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtʃɪmɪˈneɪə/


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A free-standing clay fireplace or oven which consists of a hollow bulbous body tapering to a short chimney-like smoke vent.
Example sentences
  • These resemble fire-pits or fireplaces crossed with chimeneas.
  • ‘Hey there, Smokin’ Joe Louis,’ she'd say when he came up to the register to help customers to their cars with chimeneas or ornamental bird baths.
  • In smaller gardens, consider self-contained fire pits or a chimenea.


1990s: Spanish, 'chimney'.

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