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Definition of lox

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: liquid oxygen
plural lox or loxes

Definition of lox (Entry 2 of 2)

: salmon that has been cured in brine and sometimes smoked

First Known Use of lox

Noun (1)

1923, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lox

Noun (1)

liquid oxygen

Noun (2)

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

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“Lox.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lox. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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