- trademark extract of beef in the shape of small cubes which are mixed with boiling water and used for flavouring, as stock, a drink, etc
C20: from ox + -o
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Examples from the Web for oxo
Oxo hand chopper This is the better-made version of the slap-chop, which apparently has a very short lifespan.
Oxo Basting Brush Basting brushes have become rather a problem in recent years.
OXO was founded in 1990 with the mission of creating tools that make everyday living easier.
OXO brings you the right tools that make all the difference.
These pioneer attempts were quickly absorbed by Lemco and Oxo.Argentina
W. A. Hirst
There was a tin of Oxo cubes, which I flung surreptitiously on to a dust-heap.Eastern Nights - and Flights
We gave them "Oxo," and the medical officer came and looked at them.At Suvla Bay
The great extent of the extract of meat trade is shown by a circular issued by the Lemco and Oxo Company.The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition
A. W. Duncan
I lived for the next few days on bully beef biscuits, softened, and oxo cubes dissolved in water.The Black Watch
Scout Joe Cassells
Word Origin and History for oxo
proper name of a brand of beef extract, 1899, British.
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