Maltese



[mawl-teez, -tees] /mɔlˈtiz, -ˈtis/

adjective
1.
of or relating to , its people, or their language.
noun, plural Maltese.
2.
a native or inhabitant of .
3.
the Arabic dialect spoken in , using many Italian words.
/mɔːlˈtiːz/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Malta, its inhabitants, or their language
noun
2.
(pl) -tese. a native or inhabitant of Malta
3.
the official language of Malta, a form of Arabic with borrowings from Italian, etc
4.
a breed of toy dog having a very long straight silky white coat
5.
a domestic fancy pigeon having long legs and a long neck

from Malta + -ese. Maltese cat is attested from 1830; Maltese cross is from 1754 (earlier Malta cross, 1650s).

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  • Maltese-dog

    noun 1. one of a breed of toy dogs having a long, straight, silky white coat.

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