Lozenge
Lozenge Loz"enge (l[o^]z"[e^]nj), n. [F. lozange, losange; perh. the same as OF. losengef flattery, praise, the heraldic sense being the oldest (cf. E. hatchment, blazon). Cf. {Losenger}, {Laudable}.] 1. (Her.) (a) A diamond-shaped figure usually with the upper and lower angles slightly acute, borne upon a shield or escutcheon. Cf. {Fusil}. (b) A form of the escutcheon used by women instead of the shield which is used by men. [1913 Webster]

2. A figure with four equal sides, having two acute and two obtuse angles; a rhomb. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything in the form of lozenge. [1913 Webster]

4. Specifically: A small cake of sugar and starch, flavored, and often medicated. -- originally in the form of a lozenge. [1913 Webster]

{Lozenge coach}, the coach of a dowager, having her coat of arms painted on a lozenge. [Obs.] --Walpole.

{Lozenge-molding} (Arch.), a kind of molding, used in Norman architecture, characterized by lozenge-shaped ornaments. [1913 Webster]


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  • lozenge — ► NOUN 1) a rhombus or diamond shape. 2) a small medicinal tablet, originally of this shape, sucked to soothe a sore throat. ORIGIN Old French losenge, probably from Latin lausiae lapides stone slabs …   English terms dictionary

  • lozenge — [läz′ənj] n. [ME losenge < OFr, prob. < Gaul * lausa, stone slab: from the shape] 1. a plane figure with four equal sides and two obtuse angles; diamond 2. a cough drop or small piece of hard candy, at one time made in a diamond shape …   English World dictionary

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  • lozenge — noun Etymology: Middle English losenge, from Anglo French Date: 14th century 1. a figure with four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles ; diamond 2. something shaped like a lozenge 3. a small usually sweetened and flavored medicated… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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