noun, plural Mal·tese.
Examples from the Web for maltese
Robert Graves thought Hammett was better than either Chandler or Asbury and called The Maltese Falcon, “a literary landmark.”
“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|Kevin Fallon|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not at all, as it turns out: He is worried about his little Maltese, which has a persistent liver infection.
As I said before, that copy must have been passed along with the corpse to the Maltese man.The Green Mummy|Fergus Hume
But Dick's offering to Edith was an extravagant one: it was a Maltese cross set with emeralds.
I now inquired about their own language, when one of them said it was Maltese; but the other said it was their cant language.A Morning's Walk from London to Kew|Richard Phillips
There's a thing mamma used to call the Maltese cross and that I think I've heard her say is very wonderful.The Spoils of Poynton|Henry James
We have a beautiful Maltese cat, and twelve little chickens.