malt extract



a sweet, gummy substance derived from an infusion of malt.

Origin of malt extract

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for malt extract

Historical Examples of malt extract

  • But you could put what I know about bigamy in that malt-extract bottle.

  • He emptied the dregs of the malt-extract bottle into his glass and holding it to the light examined it critically.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt

    Arthur Train

  • "That's no crime," smiled the senior partner, reaching for the malt-extract bottle.

British Dictionary definitions for malt extract

malt extract


a sticky substance obtained from an infusion of malt
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