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lox1

[loks] /lɒks/
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.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < Yiddish laks salmon; compare Middle High German, Old High German lahs, cognate with Old English leax, Old Norse lax

lox2

[loks] /lɒks/
noun
Also, LOX.
Origin
1920-25; l(iquid) ox(ygen)
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British Dictionary definitions for lox

lox1

/lɒks/
noun
1.
a kind of smoked salmon
Word Origin
C19: from Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs salmon

lox2

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

LOX

liquid oxygen
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