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Birman Line breaks: Bir¦man
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːmən/

Definition of Birman in English:


A cat of a long-haired breed, typically with a cream body, dark head, tail, and legs, and white paws.
Example sentences
  • In all probability the soulmates that joined forces to create the Birman were Siamese cats and longhair, bicolored Angoras.
  • My Birman, Karma, was quite offended at this intrusion, but he finally adapted.
  • The ideal Birman is a large, strongly built, elongated and stocky cat, neither svelte nor cobby.


Variant of Burman.

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