lozenge
Tablet Ta"blet, n. [F. tablette, dim. of table. See {Table}.] 1. A small table or flat surface. [1913 Webster]

2. A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, a small picture; a miniature. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. pl. A kind of pocket memorandum book. [1913 Webster]

5. A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague. [1913 Webster]

6. (Pharm.) A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also {lozenge}, and {troche}, especially when of a round or rounded form. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lozenge — (n.) figure having four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles, early 14c., from O.Fr. losenge windowpane, small square cake, etc., used for many flat quadrilateral things (Mod.Fr. losange). It has cognates in Sp. losanje, Catalan… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lozenge — Lozenge, Tessera, Tessella …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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

  • Lozenge — This article is about the shape. For the cough tablets, see Throat lozenge. For lozenges in heraldry, see Lozenge (heraldry). Lozenge A lozenge (◊), often referred to as a diamond, is a form of rhombus. The definition of lozenge is not strictly… …   Wikipedia

  • lozenge — n. 1 a rhombus or diamond figure. 2 a small sweet or medicinal tablet, orig. lozenge shaped, for dissolving in the mouth. 3 a lozenge shaped pane in a window. 4 Heraldry a lozenge shaped device. 5 the lozenge shaped facet of a cut gem.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lozenge — UK [ˈlɒzɪndʒ] / US [ˈlɑzəndʒ] noun [countable] Word forms lozenge : singular lozenge plural lozenges 1) medicine shaped like a sweet that you suck if you have a cough or sore throat 2) maths a shape with four sloping sides …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • Lozenge — Gène de la drosophile La drosophile Drosophila melanogaster est un animal modèle de la génétique. Sa petite taille, son taux de reproduction ainsi que son cycle de vie court permettent d en faire facilement l élevage dans de simples bocaux à… …   Wikipédia en Français

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