- a plane figure with four equal sides and two obtuse angles; diamond
- a cough drop or small piece of hard candy, at one time made in a diamond shape
Origin of lozengeMiddle English losenge ; from OFr, probably ; from Gaulish an unverified form lausa, stone slab: from the shape
- A small, medicated candy intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to lubricate and soothe irritated tissues of the throat.
- a. A four-sided planar figure with a diamondlike shape; a rhombus that is not a square.b. Something having this shape, especially a heraldic device.
Origin of lozengeMiddle English, rhombus, from Old French losenge, perhaps akin to Provençal lausa, flagstone, roofing slate (from a source akin to Latin lausiae, stone chips, perhaps of Celtic origin ) or from Arabic lawz&imacron;naj, confection made from almonds (from Middle Persian lawz&emacron;nak : lawz- ultimately from early Aramaic *lawz-, almond; see lwz in Semitic roots + Middle Persian -&emacron;nak, n. suffix).
(third-person singular simple present lozenges, present participle lozenging, simple past and past participle lozenged)
- To form into the shape of a lozenge.
- To mark or emblazon with a lozenge.