Tonkinese(redirected from Tongkingese)
A historical region of southeast Asia on the Gulf of Tonkin, an arm of the South China Sea, now forming most of northern Vietnam. It was part of French Indochina from 1887 to 1946.
Ton′kin·ese′ (-ēz′, -ēs′) adj. & n.
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n, pl -ese
(Breeds) a breed of medium-sized cat with almond-shaped aqua-coloured eyes and a soft silky coat
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