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Pronunciation: (sī"u-mēz', -mēs'), [key]
adj., n., pl. -mese.

1. of or pertaining to Siam, its people, or their language.
2. Thai (def. 3).
3. twin; closely connected; similar.
4. Informal.dual; combined; twofold or two-way: a Siamese sprinkler.

1. a native of Siam.
2. Thai (def. 2).
3. See Siamese cat.
4. (usually l.c.) a standpipe placed outside a building close to ground level, having two or more openings so that fire engines can pump water to the sprinkler system of the building.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

siamangSiamese cat
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