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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Salmon that has been cured in brine and is often smoked.

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  • noun smoked salmon
  • noun liquid oxygen

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  • noun 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
  • noun brine-cured salmon that is lightly smoked

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Yiddish laks, from Middle High German lahs, salmon, from Old High German; see laks- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Yiddish לאַקס (laks, "salmon"), from Old High German lahs. Cognate to Icelandic lax, German Lachs. More at lax.

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