from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Smoked salmon.
- n. Liquid oxygen, especially when used as a rocket fuel oxidizer.
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- n. smoked salmon
- n. liquid oxygen
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- n. a bluish translucent magnetic liquid obtained by compressing gaseous oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point; used as an oxidizer in rocket propellants
- n. brine-cured salmon that is lightly smoked
Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs, salmon, from Old High German; see laks- in Indo-European roots.
l(iquid) + ox(ygen).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish לאַקס (laks, "salmon"), from Old High German lahs. Cognate to Icelandic lax, German Lachs. More at lax. (Wiktionary)