- of or relating to Malta, its people, or their language.
Origin of Maltese
Examples from the Web for maltese
Contemporary Examples of maltese
Robert Graves thought Hammett was better than either Chandler or Asbury and called The Maltese Falcon, “a literary landmark.”The Man With Stories to Tell
December 8, 2013
“So I called out of the clear blue sky with no agenda,” she remembers, as she holds up her Maltese, Max, for smooches.Meet Mariann From Brooklyn, Howard Stern’s Biggest Fan
February 28, 2013
Not at all, as it turns out: He is worried about his little Maltese, which has a persistent liver infection.Paul Bremer's Victory Lap
March 29, 2010
Historical Examples of maltese
This cross, like that last named, is more like a Greek cross than a Maltese cross.The Non-Christian Cross
John Denham Parsons
The foot should be small and round (in the maltese, pointed).Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
And I have a nice Maltese kitty, and a little bird that sings like everything.
We have a beautiful Maltese cat, and twelve little chickens.
I 'm not sure he was not a Maltese; but such a salad as he could make!Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
- of or relating to Malta, its inhabitants, or their language
- plural -tese a native or inhabitant of Malta
- the official language of Malta, a form of Arabic with borrowings from Italian, etc
- a breed of toy dog having a very long straight silky white coat
- a domestic fancy pigeon having long legs and a long neck