noun grav·lax \ˈgräv-ˌläks\
variants: or


Definition of gravlax

  1. :  salmon cured especially with salt, sugar, pepper, and dill and often additional ingredients (such as fennel, coriander, lime, and vodka or aquavit

Origin and Etymology of gravlax

Swedish gravlax or Norwegian gravlaks, from grav pit, hole, grave + Swedish lax, Norwegian laks salmon

First Known Use: 1848

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