noun, plural Mal·tese.
Origin of Maltese
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.