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Siamese cat

[ sahy-uh-meez kat, -mees ]
/ ˈsaɪ əˌmiz ˈkæt, -ˈmis /
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noun
one of a breed of slender, short-haired cats, raised originally in Siam, having a fawn or grayish body with extremities of a darker shade of the same color.
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Origin of Siamese cat

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for Siamese cat

Siamese cat

noun
a short-haired breed of cat with a tapering tail, blue eyes, and dark ears, mask, tail, and paws

Word Origin for Siamese cat

so called because the breed is believed to have originated in Siam
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