-shaped equilateral parallelogram with two opposite angles more acute than the other two. Lozenges occur in mouldings, on diaper
-patterns, in jewelled strapwork
, in window-lights
subdivided by lead cames
), and as small lights over Gothic lancet
-lights in tracery
, in net-vaults
, and in many other instances.
loz·enge / ˈläzənj/ •
n. a rhombus or diamond shape. ∎ a small medicinal tablet, originally of this shape, taken for sore throats and dissolved in the mouth: throat lozenges. ∎ 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.
in 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.
rhomb, diamond XIV; medicated tablet, orig. diamond-shaped XVI. — OF. losenge
); of uncert. orig.
lozenge (loz-inj) n.
a medicated tablet containing sugar.