lozenge


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loz·enge

 (lŏz′ĭnj)
n.
1. A small, medicated candy intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to lubricate and soothe irritated tissues of the throat.
2.
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.

[Middle 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; see lwz in Semitic roots + Middle Persian -ēnak, n. suffix).]

lozenge

(ˈlɒzɪndʒ)
n
1. (Pharmacology) med Also called: pastille or troche a medicated tablet held in the mouth until it has dissolved
2. (Mathematics) geometry another name for rhombus
3. (Heraldry) heraldry a diamond-shaped charge
[C14: from Old French losange, of Gaulish origin; compare Vulgar Latin lausa flat stone]

loz•enge

(ˈlɒz ɪndʒ)

n.
1. a small flavored tablet made from sugar or syrup and often medicated.
2. a diamond-shaped heraldic charge.
[1300–50; Middle English losenge < Middle French, Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candylozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
cachou - a scented lozenge used to sweeten the breath (e.g. to conceal the odor of tobacco)
cough drop, pastil, pastille, troche - a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
2.lozenge - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
bolus - a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
capsule - a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
dose, dosage - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
dragee - pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy
sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet - a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)

lozenge

noun tablet, pastille, troche, cough drop, jujube throat lozenges
Translations
شَكْك مُعَيَّنقُرْص نَعْنَع
kosočtverecpastelka
pastilrhombe
e-î tígullagahálstafla, hóstabrjóstsykur
pastilė
rombsrombveida figūrasūkājama tablete
eşkenar dörtgenpastil

lozenge

[ˈlɒzɪndʒ] N
1. (Med) → pastilla f
2. (Math) → rombo m (Heraldry) → losange m

lozenge

[ˈlɒzɪndʒ] n
(= pill) → pastille f
(= shape) → losange m

lozenge

n
(Med) → Pastille f
(= shape)Raute f, → Rhombus m

lozenge

[ˈlɒzɪndʒ] n (Med) → pastiglia (Geom) → losanga

lozenge

(ˈlozindʒ) noun
1. a small sweet for sucking. peppermint lozenges.
2. a diamond-shaped figure.

loz·enge

n. pastilla que se disuelve en la boca.

lozenge

n pastilla para chupar
References in classic literature ?
Jacob, you understand, was not an intense idiot, but within a certain limited range knew how to choose the good and reject the evil: he took one lozenge, by way of test, and sucked it as if he had been a philosopher; then, in as great an ecstacy at its new and complex savour as Caliban at the taste of Trinculo's wine, chuckled and stroked this suddenly beneficent brother, and held out his hand for more; for, except in fits of anger, Jacob was not ferocious or needlessly predatory.
In an instant the apartment had shifted its form into that of a lozenge.
The little thing would not eat, but it sucked at a lozenge greedily, and said it liked the salt taste.
Day had a white face, large cheeks and small eyes: her forehead was surrounded with a multitude of little tight black curls; her lips moved as if she had always a lozenge in her mouth.
The most she will probably do is to suggest a lozenge, and even that in a tone implying that it is the noise more than anything else she is anxious to get rid of.
Napoleon took a lozenge, put it in his mouth, and glanced at his watch.
How the junior partner of Hobbs and Dobbs leads her smiling to the carriage with the lozenge upon it, and the fat wheezy coachman
Boys, with apples, cakes, candy, and rolls of variously tinctured lozenges,--merchandise that reminded Hepzibah of her deserted shop,--appeared at each momentary stopping-place, doing up their business in a hurry, or breaking it short off, lest the market should ravish them away with it.
Robinson was not only "turrible neat," but "turrible close," so that the refreshments were likely to be peppermint lozenges and glasses of well water.
To five little stone lozenges, each about a foot and a half long, which were arranged in a neat row beside their grave, and were sacred to the memory of five little brothers of mine - who gave up trying to get a living, exceedingly early in that universal struggle - I am indebted for a belief I religiously entertained that they had all been born on their backs with their hands in their trousers-pockets, and had never taken them out in this state of existence.
Here are some lozenges which I have made up on purpose; they are compounded doubly strong.
On arriving under the lozenges, by turns luminous and dark, which checkered the ground of this path according as the trees were more or less in leaf, the young prince perceived a gentleman walking with his arms behind him, apparently plunged in a deep meditation.