Maltese

noun Mal·tese \ mȯl-ˈtēz , -ˈtēs \

Definition of Maltese

plural 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

Maltese

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First Known Use of maltese

1615

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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