-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.
a rhombus or diamond shape.
a small medicinal tablet, originally of this shape, taken for sore throats and dissolved in the mouth:
a charge in the shape of a solid diamond, in particular one on which the arms of an unmarried or widowed woman are displayed.
, henge, revenge, Stonehenge
, change, counterchange, estrange, exchange, grange, interchange, Lagrange, mange, part-exchange, range, short-change, strange
, cringe, fringe, hinge, impinge, singe, springe, swinge, syringe, tinge, twinge, whinge
•challenge • orange • scavenge
•lozenge • blancmange
, expunge, grunge, gunge, lunge, plunge, scunge, sponge
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.