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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. a native or inhabitant of Malta;

2. the national language of the Republic of Malta; a Semitic language derived from Arabic but with many loan words from Italian, Spanish, and Norman-French;
[syn: Maltese, Maltese language, Malti]

3. a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat;
[syn: Maltese, Maltese cat]

4. breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat;
[syn: Maltese dog, Maltese terrier, Maltese]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants;
- Example: "Maltese customs officers"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maltese dog \Maltese dog\ n. (Zool.) A breed of toy dog having a long straight silky white coat; also called a Maltese. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maltese \Mal*tese"\ (m[add]l*t[=e]s" or m[add]l*t[=e]z"), prop. a. Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants. -- n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta. [1913 Webster] Maltese cross. See Illust. 5, of Cross. Maltese dog (Zool.), a breed of small terriers, having long silky white hair. The breed originated in Malta. [1913 Webster]




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