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Scandinavian lox

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lox1

[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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for scandinavian lox

lox1

noun
  1. a kind of smoked salmon
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Word Origin

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

lox2

noun
  1. short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels
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Word Origin and History for scandinavian lox

lox

n.

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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