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maltol

[mawl-tawl, -tol] /ˈmɔl tɔl, -tɒl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a crystalline compound, C 6 H 6 O 3 , obtained from larch bark, pine needles, chicory, or roasted malt, used for enhancing flavors and aromas, as in foods, wines, and perfumes.
Also called larixinic acid.
Origin of maltol
1890-1895
1890-95; malt + -ol1
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