malt extract

noun

Definition of malt extract 

1 : a sugary mucilaginous substance obtained from wort

2a : a sweet light-brown syrupy liquid prepared by infusing malt with water and evaporating and used chiefly in medicine and foods also : a powder made by drying this liquid

b : a weak alcoholic preparation made like beer but darker in color and thicker in consistency

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