lozenge (plural lozenges)
- (shapes, heraldiccharge) A quadrilateral with sides of equal length (rhombus), having two acute and two obtuse angles.
- Synonyms: diamond, rhomb, rhombus
- 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus, Folio Society 2007, p. 167:
- Wherein the decussis is made within a longilaterall square, with opposite angles, acute and obtuse at the intersection; and so upon progression making a Rhombus or Lozenge figuration [...].
- 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vani8ty Fair, Chapter 9:
- How the junior partner of Hobbs and Dobbs leads her smiling to the carriage with the lozenge upon it, and the fat wheezy coachman!
- 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 14:
- The floor is constructed from marble lozenges and triangles of every imaginable hue: yellow and pink and all manner of mottled and blotched shades, framed in white.
- A small tablet (originally diamond-shaped) or medicated sweet used to ease a sore throat.
- Synonyms: pastille, throat pastille, troche
- French: losange, rhombus
- German: Raute
- Italian: losanga, rombo
- Portuguese: losango, rombo
- Russian: ромб
- Spanish: losange, rombo
- French: pastille
- German: Pastille
- Italian: pastiglia
- Portuguese: pastilha
- Russian: пасти́лка
- Spanish: pastilla
lozenge (lozenges, present participle lozenging; past and past participle lozenged)
- (transitive) To form into the shape of a lozenge.
- (transitive) To mark or emblazon with a lozenge.