Siamese

adjective
Si·​a·​mese | \ˌsī-ə-ˈmēz, -ˈmēs \

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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