From Yiddish לאַקס (laks, “salmon”), from Middle High German lahs, from Old High German lahs, from Proto-West Germanic *lahs, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz (“salmon”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *laḱs- (“salmon, trout”). Cognate to Icelandic lax, German Lachs. Doublet of lax.
- (US) Salmon cured in brine and then smoked in low temperature so that the flesh remains uncooked.
- Synonym: cold-smoked salmon
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Abbreviation of .
- Liquid oxygen (molecular oxygen in liquid form).