Siamese cat


Siamese cat

noun

: a type of cat that has blue eyes and short light-colored hair on the body with darker-colored ears, paws, tail, and face

Full Definition of SIAMESE CAT

:  any of a breed of slender blue-eyed short-haired domestic cats of Asian origin with pale fawn or gray body and darker ears, paws, tail, and face and a long wedge-shaped head

First Known Use of SIAMESE CAT

1871

Siamese cat

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breed of slender, short-haired domestic cat that originated in Thailand (Siam). The Siamese has a pale fawn or gray body with dark points on the ears, face, legs, and tail. The points may be dark brown (seal point), blue-gray (blue point), milk-chocolate brown (chocolate point), pinkish gray (lilac point), or reddish orange (red point). The head is wedge-shaped. The blue eyes are slanted and may be crossed, though crossed eyes and kinked tail are discouraged by breeders of show animals. Siamese are considered highly intelligent and are very vocal, with a distinctive yowling mew.

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