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Cox

surname, from early 16c., earlier Cocks (c. 1300), in many cases from cock (n.1), which apparently was used as a personal name in Old English, also a familiar term for a boy, later used of apprentices, servants, etc. Perhaps in some cases for the sign of an inn, and in some cases perhaps from cook (n.), or Welsh coch "red."

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Definitions of Cox from WordNet
1
cox (v.)
act as the coxswain, in a boat race;
2
cox (n.)
the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew;
Synonyms: coxswain
3
Cox (n.)
either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin;
Synonyms: cyclooxygenase
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