Scandinavian lox

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1 [loks]
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.

1940–45; < Yiddish laks salmon; compare Middle High German, Old High German lahs, cognate with Old English leax, Old Norse lax Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
lox1 (lɒks)
a kind of smoked salmon
[C19: from Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs salmon]

lox2 (lɒks)
short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels

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Word Origin & History

1941, Amer.Eng., from Yiddish laks, from M.H.G. lahs "salmon," from P.Gmc. *lakhs-, from the common IE root for the fish (cf. Lith. laszisza, Rus. losos, Pol. losos "salmon").
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
liquid oxygen
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