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
*decides not to, halps self to lox and bagel and creem chease and capers and moar lox*
(Every good Jewish boy knows that lox is expensive!)
Spending $20 to express ship $100 worth of lox is an extravagance, but justifiable.
This is curious, until you remember that England is also where they call a lox like Stacey Kent the new Ella.
What many of us mistakenly call lox is actually Nova-style smoked salmon.
Hamming It Up A press release from the Food and Drug Administration reports that Vita Food Products is recalling lox possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria:
Refrigerated smoked seafood, such as lox, also is off-limits.
I've also served it over salt-cured salmon such as lox or gravlax instead of gefilte fish as a starter for holiday dinners.
Upon hearing the word "lox", she said, "Oh, you mean, smoked salmon."
I interpret the word "lox" as a Jewish identifier.
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