Maltese

Definitions of Maltese
  1. adjective
    of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants
    Maltese customs officers”
  2. noun
    a native or inhabitant of Malta
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    type of:
    European
    a native or inhabitant of Europe
  3. noun
    the national language of the Republic of Malta; a Semitic language derived from Arabic but with many loan words from Italian, Spanish, and Norman-French
    synonyms: Maltese language, Malti
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    type of:
    Semitic
    a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
  4. noun
    breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
    synonyms: Maltese dog, Maltese terrier
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    type of:
    toy, toy dog
    any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
  5. noun
    a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat
    synonyms: Maltese cat
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    type of:
    Felis catus, Felis domesticus, domestic cat, house cat
    any domesticated member of the genus Felis
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