• (British) IPA: /ˈɹɒmbəs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹɑːmbəs/

rhombus (plural rhombi)

  1. (geometry) A parallelogram having all sides of equal length. [from 16th c.]
    1. The rhombus diamond, as one of the suits seen in a deck of playing cards ( or ).
  2. In early Greek religion, an instrument whirled on the end of a string similar to a bullroarer.
  3. (zoology, now rare) Any of several flatfishes, including the brill and turbot, once considered part of the genus Rhombus, now in Scophthalmus. [from 16th c.]
    • 1638, Sir Thomas Herbert, 1st Baronet, Some Yeares Travels, I:
      the greedy Tuberon or Shark arm'd with a double row of venemous teeth pursues them, directed by a little Rhombus, Musculus or pilot-fish that scuds to and fro to bring intelligence [...].
  4. (zoology, archaic) Snails, now in genus Conus or family Conidae.
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