Definition of maltol in English:

maltol

noun

Chemistry
  • A derivative of pyran occurring in larch bark, chicory, and in roasted malt, and used as a flavouring agent in bread, cakes, etc.; 3-hydroxy-2-methylpyran-4-one, C₆H₆O₃.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Maltol from malt + German -ol.

Pronunciation

maltol

/ˈmɒltɒl//ˈmɔːltɒl/