- 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
C19: from Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs salmon
- short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels
Word Origin and History for scandinavian 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").
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