Siamese

adjective
Si·​a·​mese | \ ˌsī-ə-ˈmēz How to pronounce Siamese (audio) , -ˈmēs How to pronounce Siamese (audio) \

Definition of Siamese

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Thailand, the Thais, or their language
2 : exhibiting great resemblance : very like
3 not capitalized : connecting two or more pipes or hoses so as to permit discharge in a single stream

Siamese

noun
plural Siamese

Definition of Siamese (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of Siamese

Adjective

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Siamese

Adjective

Siam (Thailand); in senses 2 & 3, from Siamese twin

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“Siamese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Siamese. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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