malt

noun
\ ˈmȯlt How to pronounce malt (audio) \

Definition of malt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : grain (such as barley) softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling

malt

verb
malted; malting; malts

Definition of malt (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to convert into malt
2 : to make or treat with malt or malt extract

intransitive verb

1 : to become malt
2 : to make grain into malt

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Other Words from malt

Noun

malty \ ˈmȯl-​tē How to pronounce malty (audio) \ adjective

Examples of malt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun West Coast classic that blends a malt backbone with throwback hops to bring out the delicious bitterness that seasoned IPA drinkers love. San Diego Union-Tribune, "What’s new at San Diego casinos: restaurants, beer, mobile apps and menu changes," 8 Sep. 2019 Classic examples use local Vienna malt for rich toasty notes, but exhibit no roasted or acrid flavors, yielding instead dry, crisp flavor profiles. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, "Beer trend alert: The resurgence of Mexican lager," 6 Sep. 2019 Dreupelkot is a slip of a café serving shots of jenever (a gin-like liquor made from malt wine) in flavors ranging from garlic to grapefruit. National Geographic, "Three by land: Life-changing tales from female travelers," 14 Nov. 2019 However, Compton said that unlike most porters American craft brewers make, which are typically very strong, hoppier and use more roasted malt, Sacred Seduction is more drinkable and has more of a chocolate character. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "3 beers you should try at Noblesville's new European-style brewery," 12 Nov. 2019 For instance, brewing the Norwegian Woods farmhouse ale ($6.50) involved putting branches, fallen leaves, Eastern red cedar and spruce clippings into the mash tun (the chamber where grain starch is converted to sugars) before adding malts. Sameer Rao, baltimoresun.com, "How is beer made? 4 Baltimore area farm breweries find success in hops, not crops.," 6 Nov. 2019 Others are resolutely simple, based on whole grains and vegetables, and reverse-engineered with ingredients like yeast extract and barley malt to be crustier, browner and juicier than their frozen veggie-burger predecessors. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "How Do the New Plant-Based Burgers Stack Up? We Taste-Tested Them," 22 Oct. 2019 The habanero peppers hit you right in the back of the throat, just as the Munich and pale malt remind you that this is a beer, not a latte. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "6 Pumpkin Beers Even Skeptics Will Love," 3 Oct. 2019 Guinness The milk stout is made with specialty malts that result in caramel, chocolate, and coffee flavors to round out the beer. John Kell, Fortune, "The U.S. Guinness Brewery Just Unveiled Its First National Beer," 26 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Made in a style last popular in the 1800s, the blend of malted and unmalted barley with rye imported from the English countryside provides a mouthfeel that screams vanilla cream, rounded out by mellow notes of clove and spice. Fortune, "5 Bottles That Will Put You at the Center of Irish Whiskey’s Renaissance," 13 July 2019 In principle, any grain can be malted: wheat, rye, corn, and rice. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Barley shortages from climate change could mean less beer worldwide," 15 Oct. 2018 Brewing relies on grains, typically malted barley, which are first soaked in hot water. Larissa Zimberoff, New York Times, "From Brewery to Bakery: A Flour That Fights Waste," 25 June 2018 Rotating flavors include Mexican hot chocolate, butterscotch bourbon pecan, malted vanilla, and blood orange sorbet. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "The best Chicago spots to pick up your last-minute Mother's Day gifts," 8 May 2017 His favorite flavor is chocolate malted krunch, studded with malt balls and chocolate bits. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, "Thrifty ice cream — a portal to childhood — is being sold to Albertsons. What does that mean for its future?," 18 May 2018 Tom's brother-in-law in North Carolina has been malting for several years, and the Thatchers learned the trade. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "West Branch Malts celebrates opening, offers breweries an 'all-Ohio' option," 8 May 2018 Before Admiral, California breweries had only a couple of options for malt purveyors, all large-scale and industrial, malting their grains in enormous steel tanks. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Rake is a temple to beer’s most important ingredient: malt," 1 May 2018 The grassy notes in the finish stem from the corn, rye, and malted barley grain recipe. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "A bourbon tasting game will amp up your Kentucky Derby party," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of malt

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for malt

Noun

Middle English, from Old English mealt; akin to Old High German malz malt, Old English meltan to melt

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Time Traveler for malt

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The first known use of malt was before the 12th century

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Last Updated

4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Malt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malts. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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More Definitions for malt

malt

noun
How to pronounce malt (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of malt

: grain and especially barley that is soaked in water and used in making alcoholic drinks (such as beer and whiskey)

malt

noun
\ ˈmȯlt How to pronounce malt (audio) \

Kids Definition of malt

1 : grain and especially barley soaked in water until it has sprouted

malt

noun
\ ˈmȯlt How to pronounce malt (audio) \

Medical Definition of malt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: grain softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling

Medical Definition of MALT (Entry 2 of 2)

mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue

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