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3 definitions found
 for Maltese
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maltese dog \Maltese dog\ n. (Zool.)
     A breed of toy dog having a long straight silky white coat;
     also called a Maltese.
     [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maltese \Mal*tese"\ (m[add]l*t[=e]s" or m[add]l*t[=e]z"), prop.
     a.
     Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants. -- n. sing.
     & pl. A native or inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Maltese cross. See Illust. 5, of Cross.
  
     Maltese dog (Zool.), a breed of small terriers, having long
        silky white hair. The breed originated in Malta.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Maltese
      adj 1: of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its
             inhabitants; "Maltese customs officers"
      n 1: a native or inhabitant of Malta
      2: 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 [syn: Maltese, Maltese
         language, Malti]
      3: a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any
         short-haired bluish-grey cat [syn: Maltese, Maltese cat]
      4: breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
         [syn: Maltese dog, Maltese terrier, Maltese]

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