Himalayan
I. adjective Date: 1835 1. of, relating to, or resembling the Himalayas 2. enormously large ; mountainous <
a task of Himalayan proportions
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II. noun Date: 1949 any of a breed of domestic cats developed by crossing the Persian and the Siamese and having the stocky build and long thick coat of the former and the blue eyes and coat patterns of the latter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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