/beuhr meez", -mees"/, n., pl. Burmese, adj.
1. a native or inhabitant of Burma.
2. Burman (def. 1).
3. the Tibeto-Burman language of the Burman ethnic group: the official language of Burma.
4. of or pertaining to Burma, its inhabitants, or the language Burmese.
5. Burman (def. 3).
[1815-25; BURM(A) + -ESE]

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 breed of domestic cat (cat, domestic), presumably of Asian origin. The Burmese is a compactly built cat with a small, rounded head and wide-set, round, yellow or golden eyes. The short, finely textured, and glossy coat darkens from a milk-chocolate colour in the kitten to a rich sable brown in the adult. The underside is paler than the coat; the ears, face, legs, and tail may be darker. The tail is tapered and may be either straight or kinked near the tip.

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