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gravlax

Syllabification: grav·lax
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrävˌläks
 
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Definition of gravlax in English:

noun

A Scandinavian dish of dry-cured salmon marinated in herbs.
Example sentences
  • In the end, I went for the fish plate of smoked salmon, prawns, gravadlax, rollmop herrings and smoked mackerel for €14.95, which was served with more tasty bread.
  • Who, for instance, would devote four days to making ‘Salmon gravlax and cheddar terrine with beurre blanc sauce’ for 48 people?
  • This stunningly beautiful restaurant features modern Scandinavian cuisine and specialties such as gravlax, herring and caviar.

Origin

Swedish, from grav 'trench' + lax 'salmon' (from the former practice of burying the salmon in salt in a hole in the ground).

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