1. [ adjective ] of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants

"Maltese customs officers"

Related terms: Malta Malta
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 26317
3. [ noun ] (zoology) breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
Synonyms: Maltese_dog
Related terms: toy_dog
Similar spelling:   maltose