Definition of Maltese dog in English:

Maltese dog

Line breaks: Mal|tese dog
(also Maltese terrier)

noun

  • A dog of a very small breed, with long white hair.
    More example sentences
    • He's a proper pedigree white Maltese dog - he deserves somebody younger who can give him the proper love he deserves.
    • When firemen entered the apartment, they found a Maltese dog sitting calmly in front of the phone.
    • The panther had streaked out of the woods where I was taking a friend's small Maltese terrier for a walk.

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