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Meaning of maltol

malt•ol

Pronunciation: (môl'tôl, -tol), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a crystalline compound, CHO, obtained from larch bark, pine needles, chicory, or roasted malt, used for enhancing flavors and aromas, as in foods, wines, and perfumes. Also called
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