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Definition of gravlax noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gravlax

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡrævlæks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɑːvlɑːks//
 
(also gravadlax
BrE BrE//ˈɡrævədlæks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɑːvədlɑːks//
 
)
[uncountable] (from Swedish)
 
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raw salmon (= a type of fish) which has been preserved using salt and herbs Word OriginSwedish, from grav ‘trench’ + lax ‘salmon’ (from the former practice of burying the salmon in salt in a hole in the ground).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gravlax