There are 2 definitions of lox in English:

lox1

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Pronunciation: /lɒks
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Liquid oxygen.
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    • LOX also had extensive use in making oxyliquit explosives, but is rarely used now due to a high rate of accidents.
    • Our chemistry lecture made us ice-cream using LOx.

Origin

early 20th century: acronym from liquid oxygen explosive, later interpreted as being from liquid oxygen.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of lox in English:

lox2

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Pronunciation: /lɒks
 
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noun

[mass noun] North American
  • Smoked salmon.
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    • No. And then I started to have fruit and then there was this one fantasy I've been having the whole time which was a lox and cream cheese bagel.
    • He'd eat the lox and cream cheese, gnaw on the bagel innards, and leave the bagel shells on the floor.
    • All the anecdotes were new to us, the creaking chair-bound jokes fresh as this morning's lox.

Origin

1940s: from Yiddish laks.

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