Definition of Maltese cat

1. Noun. A term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat.

Exact synonyms: Maltese
Generic synonyms: Domestic Cat, Felis Catus, Felis Domesticus, House Cat



Definition of Maltese cat

1. Noun. Any cat of indeterminate breed, with primarily gray or blue fur. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maltese Cat

Malpighi
Malpighia glabra
Malpighia obovata
Malpighiaceae
Malpighian
Malpighian corpuscle
Malpighian corpuscles
Malraux
Malt-O-Meal
Malta
Malta Island
Malta fever
Maltese
Maltese Islands
Maltese Sign Language
Maltese cat (current term)
Maltese cats
Maltese cross
Maltese crosses
Maltese dog
Maltese lira
Maltese monetary unit
Maltesian
Maltesian cross
Maltesian crosses
Malthus
Malthusian
Malthusian theory
Malthusianism
Malthusianisms

Literary usage of Maltese cat

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1. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"THE Maltese cat THEY had good reason to be proud, and better reason to be afraid, all twelve of them ; for though they had fought their way, game by game, ..."

2. Farmingby Richard Kendall Munkittrick by Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1891)
"... smile was the rainbow that followed the storm which came through the roof and depressed the kitchen fire and the Maltese cat. Her words of sympathy made ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling, Charles Wolcott Balestier (1911)
"THE Maltese cat THEY had good reason to be proud, and better reason to be afraid, all twelve of them ; for though they had fought their way, game by game, ..."

4. The Vassar Miscellany by Vassar College (1879)
"What's a maltese cat ?" Careful explanation, and then she meditates: " Maltese cats —maltese cross—do maltese cats look like crosses? ..."

5. The Bookman (1898)
"We have always felt that had " The Maltese cat" been a jungle beast, this story would have taken a very prominent place in one or other of the Jungle Books. ..."

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