Birman

noun
Bir·​man | \ ˈbər-mən How to pronounce Birman (audio) \

Definition of Birman

: a long-haired domestic cat of a breed originating in Burma (Myanmar) and resembling the Siamese in eye color and coat pattern but much stockier in build with paws symmetrically marked with white

First Known Use of Birman

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Birman

variant of Burman

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“Birman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Birman. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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