Si·a·mese (sī′ə-mēz, -mēs)
1. Of or relating to Siam; Thai.
2. siamese Of or being a Y-shaped dual connection between two pipes or hoses and a larger pipe or hose.
n. pl. Siamese
1. A native or inhabitant of Siam; a Thai.
2. The Thai language.
3. A domestic cat of a long slender breed originating in Siam, having blue eyes and a short whitish to fawn coat with darker ears, face, tail, and feet.
[After Siam (Thailand).]
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