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Meaning of MALTESE

Pronunciation:  mol'teez

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants; "Maltese customs officers"

MALTESE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Maltese dog
 See Also: toy, toy dog



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mal*tese"\, a.
Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants. -- n. sing.
& pl. A native or inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta.

{Maltese cat} (Zo["o]l.), a mouse-colored variety of the
   domestic cat.

{Maltese cross}. See Illust. 5, of {Cross}.

{Maltese dog} (Zo["o]l.), a breed of small terriers, having
   long silky white hair. The breed originated in Malta.