Definition of lozenge in English:

lozenge

Syllabification: loz·enge
Pronunciation: /ˈläzənj
 
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noun

1A rhombus or diamond shape.
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  • The windows with the lozenge pattern of leading are all found in pictures thought to have been painted in the late 1650s.
  • At the left of the screen was a lozenge shape circled in red.
  • The English method for dealing with hot boiled ham is to glaze it with brown sugar and mustard or fruit juice, and decorate by scoring the fat in a lozenge pattern and studding it with whole cloves.
1.1A small medicinal tablet, originally in the shape of a lozenge, taken for sore throats and dissolved in the mouth: throat lozenges
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  • But don't give hard candy, cough drops or throat lozenges to children under 4.
  • Our medicine cabinets are stocked with throat lozenges, painkillers and antiseptic creams designed to restore us to immediate health after the slightest scratch.
  • For a sore throat, try lozenges obtained from your chemist, who is pleased to offer advice.
1.2 Heraldry A charge in the shape of a solid diamond, in particular one on which the arms of an unmarried or widowed woman are displayed.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French losenge, probably derived from the base of Spanish losa, Portuguese lousa 'slab', late Latin lausiae (lapides) 'stone slabs'.

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