Definition of malossol in US English:

malossol

(also malassol, malosol, malasol)

adjective

  • Of caviar: preserved by the malossol process.

noun

  • 1Lightly salted fresh caviar, preserved by being washed in a low-salt brine.

  • 2The process of washing caviar in low-salt brine to preserve it (as opposed to pressing it and packing it with salt).

Origin

1950s. Shortened from Russian malosol'nyj lightly salted, fresh-salted from malo little + sol' (with doubling of s, perhaps under the influence of German and French transliteration).

Pronunciation

malossol

/ˈmaləsɒl/