Nova-scotia-lox



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[loks] /lɒks/
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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.
/lɒks/
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a kind of smoked salmon
/lɒks/
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short for liquid oxygen, esp when used as an oxidizer for rocket fuels
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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”).
liquid oxygen

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