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lox

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noun \ˈläks\

Definition of lox

  1. :  liquid oxygen



Origin of lox

liquid oxygen


First Known Use: 1923

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lox

noun

Definition of lox

plural lox or loxes

  1. :  salmon that has been cured in brine and sometimes smoked



Origin of lox

Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs salmon, from Old High German; akin to Old English leax salmon


First Known Use: 1939


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