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lox1

[loks] /lɒks/
noun
1.
a kind of brine-cured salmon, having either a salt cure (Scandinavian lox) or a sugar cure (Nova Scotia lox) often eaten with cream cheese on a bagel.
Origin of lox1
1940-1945
1940-45; < Yiddish laks salmon; compare Middle High German, Old High German lahs, cognate with Old English leax, Old Norse lax

lox2

or LOX

[loks] /lɒks/
noun
Origin
1920-25; l(iquid) ox(ygen)

liquid oxygen

noun
1.
a clear, pale blue liquid obtained by compressing oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point: used chiefly as an oxidizer in liquid rocket propellants.
Also called lox, LOX.
Origin
1875-80
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lox1

/lɒks/
noun
1.
a kind of smoked salmon
Word Origin
C19: from Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs salmon

lox2

/lɒks/
noun
1.
short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels

liquid oxygen

noun
1.
the clear pale blue liquid state of oxygen produced by liquefying air and allowing the nitrogen to evaporate: used in rocket fuels Also called lox
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Word Origin and History for lox
n.

1934, American English, from Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs "salmon," from Proto-Germanic *lakhs-, from the common IE root for the fish, *laks- (cf. Lithuanian laszisza, Russian losos, Polish łosoś "salmon").

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Related Abbreviations for lox

LOX

liquid oxygen
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