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Lox

cured salmon; smoked salmon

While lox is a common cognate for salmon throughout Europe and even old English, the food was popularized in the United States by Eastern European Jewish immigrants. It is often confused with smoked salmon, but undergoes a different curing process. The word "lox" comes from the German word "lachs", simply meaning salmon.

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