malic

malic

[mal-ik, mey-lik]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or derived from apples.
2.
Chemistry. of or derived from malic acid.

Origin:
1790–1800; < French malique < Latin māl(um) apple + French -ique -ic

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malic
1797, from Fr. malique, from L. malum "apple."
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