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n. pl. lox or lox·es
Salmon that has been cured in brine and is often smoked.
[Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs, salmon, from Old High German; see laks- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Cookery) a kind of smoked salmon
[C19: from Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs salmon]
(Elements & Compounds) short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels. Also: loxygen
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salmon brine-cured with either salt or sugar.
[1940–45; < Yiddish laks salmon; compare Middle High German, Old High German lahs, c. Old English leax, Old Norse lax]
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|Noun||1.||LOX - a bluish translucent magnetic liquid obtained by compressing gaseous oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point; used as an oxidizer in rocket propellants|
|2.||lox - brine-cured salmon that is lightly smoked|
smoked salmon - salmon cured by smoking
Scandinavian lox - salt-cured Scandinavian salmon
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