Meaning of malossol in English:

malossol

Pronunciation /ˈmaləsɒl/

adjective

(also malasol)
  • Of caviar: preserved by the malossol process.

noun

(also malasol)
  • 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. From Russian malosol'nyj lightly salted, fresh-salted, with loss of the final syllable and (perhaps under the influence of German and French transliteration) doubling of s.