From Yiddish לאַקס (laks, “salmon”), from Old High German lahs, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz (“salmon”), from Proto-Indo-European *laḱs- (“salmon, trout”). Cognate to Icelandic lax, German Lachs. More at lax.
- Salmon cured in brine and then smoked in low temperature so that the flesh remains uncooked.
- Synonym: cold-smoked salmon
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Abbreviation of .
- Liquid oxygen (molecular oxygen in liquid form).
From Proto-Germanic *luhsaz (“lynx”), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (“light, bright, shining”). Cognate with Old Saxon lohs (“lynx”), Old High German luhs (“lynx”), Old Swedish lō (“lynx”). See los.
lox m (nominative plural loxas)
- Middle English: lusk