Himalayan

adjective
Hi·​ma·​la·​yan | \ ˌhi-mə-ˈlā-ən How to pronounce Himalayan (audio) , hi-ˈmäl-yən, -ˈmä-lē-ən How to pronounce Himalayan (audio) \

Definition of Himalayan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or resembling the Himalayas
2 : enormously large : mountainous a task of Himalayan proportions

Himalayan

noun

Definition of Himalayan (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of a breed of domestic cats developed by crossing the Persian and the Siamese and having the stocky build and long thick coat of the former and the blue eyes and coat patterns of the latter

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Noun

Himalayan

In the meaning defined above

Examples of Himalayan in a Sentence

Adjective as military blunders go, the disastrous Pickett's Charge was of Himalayan proportions

First Known Use of Himalayan

Adjective

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Himalayan was in 1835

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“Himalayan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Himalayan. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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