lox

1 of 2

noun (1)

: liquid oxygen

lox

2 of 2

noun (2)

plural lox or loxes
: salmon that has been cured in brine and sometimes smoked

Examples of lox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Stop into Eli Zabar's E.A.T. for a lunch of New York classics like lox and eggs, then grab cocktails at Bemelmans Bar. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 4 Feb. 2024 Served a la carte 11 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring oysters, Detroit Institute of Bagels lox plate, lobster roll flight, Challah French toast, breakfast fare, and dessert. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 20 Mar. 2024 Meshuggah sells New York-style bagels, with 12 flavors of cream cheeses, lox, salmon, smoked turkey, tavern ham and lean cornedbeef. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 23 Feb. 2024 And who can forget Cynthia Nixon’s lox, cream cheese, tomatoes, red onion, and capers on a cinnamon raisin bagel? Esra Erol, Bon Appétit, 27 June 2023 During a reception in the apartment, while guests sipped bellinis and mimosas and helped themselves to a buffet of lox and bagels, a bouquet of flowers arrived. Tammy Lagorce, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2023 Conley ships lox, sable, whitefish, and Dr. Brown’s up from New York, offering geshmak no other bagel joints nearby can match. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 27 June 2023 Cream cheese, butter, cold cuts, lox — anything that fits on the circular bread is fair game, Sparrow felt. John Carucci, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2023 From pastrami, swiss, and slaw to crispy salmon skin, lox, and pickled fennel, Belle’s has some unique creations that are not to be missed. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 27 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

liquid oxygen

Noun (2)

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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1923, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lox was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Lox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lox. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

lox

1 of 2 noun
: liquid oxygen

lox

2 of 2 noun
plural lox or loxes
: salmon that has been cured in brine and sometimes smoked
Etymology

Noun

liquid oxygen

Noun

from Yiddish laks "lox," from an old German word lahs "salmon"

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