maltol

[ mawl-tawl, -tol ]
/ ˈmɔl tɔl, -tɒl /

noun Chemistry.

a crystalline compound, C6H6O3, obtained from larch bark, pine needles, chicory, or roasted malt, used for enhancing flavors and aromas, as in foods, wines, and perfumes.

Nearby words

  1. malthus, thomas robert,
  2. malthusian,
  3. malthusianism,
  4. malting,
  5. maltodextrin,
  6. maltose,
  7. maltreat,
  8. maltreatment,
  9. maltster,
  10. malty

Origin of maltol

First recorded in 1890–95; malt + -ol1

Also called larixinic acid.

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