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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
Word Origin
C20: from ox + -o
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  • The stock on the Lemco and oxo estancias is grass-fed, and therefore a different breed finds favour.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • There was a tin of oxo cubes, which I flung surreptitiously on to a dust-heap.

  • Drying our clothes and cooking hot food of the oxo variety occupied considerable time.

    13 Days John Alan Lyde Caunter
  • The great extent of the extract of meat trade is shown by a circular issued by the Lemco and oxo Company.

  • We gave them "oxo," and the medical officer came and looked at them.

    At Suvla Bay John Hargrave
  • 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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