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Raw, thinly sliced, cured salmon seasoned with dill and served usually as an appetizer.

[Swedish : grava, to bury (from the original process of curing it in the ground); see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots + lax, salmon; see laks- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈɡrævˌlæks) or


(Cookery) dry-cured salmon, marinated in salt, sugar, and spices, as served in Scandinavia
[C20: from Norwegian, from grav grave (because the salmon is left to ferment) + laks or Swedish lax salmon]


(ˈgrɑv lɑks)

boned salmon cured in sugar, salt, pepper, and dill.
[1960–65; < Swedish]


A dry-cured salmon, marinated in sugar, salt and spices. Used in Scandinavian cuisine.
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