Siamese twin

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Named after Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twins from Siam (the former name of Thailand)

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Siamese twin ‎(plural Siamese twins)

  1. A conjoined twin; one of two people physically joined together.
  2. (linguistics) Either of a pair of words that occur together as an idiomatic expression or collocation, as in "hammer and sickle", "short and sweet", or "spick and span".

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