- 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
Origin of lox2
- 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.
Origin of liquid oxygen
Examples from the Web for lox
I love to break the fast with herring and with the very American bagel, lox, and cream cheese.Secrets of the Ultimate Jewish Mother
September 15, 2009
Those flashlight batteries are cheaper than lox, this is the thing of the future!Toy Shop
Henry Maxwell Dempsey
But as soon as Lox finished, the maidens all set upon the stranger, and beat him till he ran away into the woods.
He pounced down, and caught hold of Lox by the hair and carried him a mile up into the sky, and then let go.
On the path in front of him Lox spied a couple of maidens, and they were trying to reach the fruit that grew on a wild plum-tree.
So long did Lox take to untie the knotted hair-string that when he came down it was quite dark.The Myths of the North American Indians
- a kind of smoked salmon
- short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels
- the clear pale blue liquid state of oxygen produced by liquefying air and allowing the nitrogen to evaporate: used in rocket fuelsAlso called: lox
Word Origin and History for lox
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").