Nova Scotia lox
- See under lox1.
- 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
1940–45; < Yiddish laks salmon; compare Middle High German, Old High German lahs, cognate with Old English leax, Old Norse lax
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- a kind of smoked salmon
Word Origin for lox
C19: from Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs salmon
- short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels
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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").
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