lo-cal etymology

English word lo-cal comes from English low, English calorie

Detailed word origin of lo-cal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
low English (eng) (Scottish dialectal, archaic) A hill.. (archaic, or, obsolete) Barrow, mound, tumulus. (card games) The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.. (meteorology) An area of low pressure; a depression.. (slang) (usually accompanied by "the") a cheap, cost-efficient, or advantageous payment or expense.. A depressed mood or situation.. Something that is low; a low point.. [...]
calorie English (eng) (nutrition) Kilogram calorie or large calorie. A unit of energy 1000 times larger than the gram calorie. It is equivalent to the gram kilocalorie, approximately 4.2 kilojoules.. (physics, chemistry, obsolete) The gram calorie or small calorie, a non-SI unit of energy, equivalent to approximately 4.2 joules. This unit was widely used in chemistry and physics, being the amount of energy needed [...]
lo-cal English (eng) (informal) (of food or drink) That contains fewer calories than normal.

Words with the same origin as lo-cal

Descendants of low
Descendants of calorie
bomb calorimeter calorimeter calorimetric calorimetry magnetocalorimetry microcalorimetric microcalorimetry nanocalorimetry