Bur·mese (bər-mēz, -mēs)
Of or relating to Myanmar (Burma) or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Burmese
a. A native or inhabitant of Myanmar.
b. A person of Burmese ancestry.
2. The Sino-Tibetan language of Myanmar.
3. A domestic cat of a breed developed in the United States from a cat imported from Southeast Asia, having golden eyes and a short glossy brown, beige, bluish, or gray coat.
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