Definition of Maltese dog

1. Noun. Breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat.

Exact synonyms: Maltese, Maltese Terrier
Generic synonyms: Toy, Toy Dog

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maltese Dog

Malpighian corpuscle
Malpighian corpuscles
Malta Island
Malta fever
Maltese Islands
Maltese Sign Language
Maltese cat
Maltese cats
Maltese cross
Maltese crosses
Maltese dog (current term)
Maltese lira
Maltese monetary unit
Maltesian cross
Maltesian crosses
Malthusian theory

Literary usage of Maltese dog

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1. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"The tail of the Maltese dog curls strongly over the back, and adds its wealth of silken fur to the already superfluous torrent of glistening tresses. ..."

2. The Dogs of the British Islands: Being a Series of Articles on the Points of by John Henry Walsh (1882)
"THE Maltese dog. A pure white silky coated little dog with long hair has been a ladies' pet from the earliest ages of which we have any record. ..."

3. Wood's Animal Kingdom: Illustrated by John George Wood (1870)
"A VERY celebrated, but extremely rare, " toy " Dog, ia the Maltese dog, the prettiest and most loveable of all the little pet Dogs. ..."

4. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp (1878)
"The Kins Charles and Blen-I The Maltese dog heim Spaniels I The Rough Toy Terrier. CHAPTER II.—SMOOTH TOT Doos. ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"The Maltese dog, very small; muzzle like that pf the little Water ... The Lion Dog differs from the Maltese dog, only in having the hair short on the body ..."

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