Mal·​tese | \ mȯl-ˈtēz How to pronounce Maltese (audio) , -ˈtēs \
plural Maltese

Definition of Maltese

1 : a native or inhabitant of Malta
2 : the Semitic language of the Maltese people
3 : any of a breed of toy dogs with a long silky white coat, a black nose, and very dark eyes

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Maltese adjective

First Known Use of Maltese

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Maltese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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