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lox

1

[ loks ]

noun

  1. 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.


lox

2
or LOX

[ loks ]

lox

1

/ lɒks /

noun

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


lox

2

/ lɒks /

noun

  1. a kind of smoked salmon

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lox1

First recorded in 1940–45; from Yiddish laks “salmon”; compare Middle High German, Old High German lahs, cognate with Old English leax, Old Norse lax; gravlax ( def )

Origin of lox2

First recorded in 1920–25; l(iquid) ox(ygen)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lox1

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

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Example Sentences

While there may be a LOX shortage in launch, there is no shortage of launch news this week.

I love to break the fast with herring and with the very American bagel, lox, and cream cheese.

"You shall not, wicked one," said the Crane, and he threw Lox into the deepest part of the stream.

So long did Lox take to untie the knotted hair-string that when he came down it was quite dark.

Scarcely had they reached the opposite bank when Lox appeared on the scene, very angry and out of breath.

The younger sat down and began to weep, thinking that Lox would certainly overtake them.

Once more Lox ascended the tall pine, and strove with the knots which the cunning fairy had tied.

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