scandinavian lox


scandinavian lox

noun

  1. See under lox1.

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.

noun

  1. a kind of smoked salmon

noun

  1. short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels

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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