lox

1
[ loks ]
/ lɒks /

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

1
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 3)

lox2

or LOX

[ loks ]
/ lɒks /

noun

Origin of lox

2
1920–25; l(iquid) ox(ygen)

Definition for lox (3 of 3)

liquid oxygen

noun

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 of liquid oxygen

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for lox (1 of 3)

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 3)

lox2
/ (lɒks) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for lox (3 of 3)

liquid oxygen

noun

the clear pale blue liquid state of oxygen produced by liquefying air and allowing the nitrogen to evaporate: used in rocket fuelsAlso called: lox
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