noun (plural same)
1 dated A native of Siam (now Thailand).
- By the end of the Angkor era, the kingdom of Kambuja-Desa came under increased pressure from the Siamese on the west and the Vietnamese on the east.
- In the late 18th century, the Siamese established hegemony over much of what is now Laos.
- Like the Siamese, the Burmese are said to have been temple cats for whom student monks served as valets.
3 (also Siamese cat) A cat of a lightly built short-haired breed characterized by slanting blue eyes and typically pale fur with darker points.
- In fact, Javanese cats, like the Siamese and other Siamese-related breeds often have a preoccupation with food.
- The first step in that direction was to breed a Siamese to an Abyssinian, obviously, and Daly just happened to have some around.
- In all probability the soulmates that joined forces to create the Birman were Siamese cats and longhair, bicolored Angoras.
Of or concerning Siam, its people, or language.
- Being of some Siamese descent, her great-great-great-great-great grandfather, lived in the royal household of Ghengis Khan.
- During the 15th century, nearly all of Angkor was abandoned after Siamese attacks.
- Although there are French and Portuguese writings still extant, there is a paucity of Siamese documentation, principally as a result of the sacking of Ayutthaya by the Burmese in 1767.
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