- 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 lawzīnaj confection made from almonds ( from Middle Persian lawzēnak ) ( lawz- ) ( ultimately from early Aramaic lawz- almond lwz) (Middle Persian -ēnak 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.