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lox

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[ loks ]
/ lɒks /
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noun

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.

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Origin of lox

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1940–45; <Yiddish laks salmon; compare Middle High German, Old High German lahs, cognate with Old English leax,Old Norse lax

Definition for lox (2 of 2)

lox2

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[ loks ]
/ lɒks /

noun

Origin of lox

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1920–25; l(iquid)ox(ygen)
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British Dictionary definitions for lox (1 of 2)

lox1
/ (lɒks) /

noun

a kind of smoked salmon

Word Origin for lox

C19: from Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs salmon

British Dictionary definitions for lox (2 of 2)

lox2
/ (lɒks) /

noun

short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels
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