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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 ?
How is the son of a British yeoman, who has been fed principally on salt pork and yeast dumplings, to know that there is satiety for the human stomach even in a paradise of glass jars full of sugared almonds and pink lozenges, and that the tedium of life can reach a pitch where plum-buns at discretion cease to offer the slightest excitement?
He found nothing missing, but he found this box full of lozenges, which he knows quite well was half full before you went in.
Corvisart gave me these lozenges but they don't help at all.
We had quite a nice time, although I understood why Dan objected to them when they patted us all on the head and told us whom we resembled and gave us peppermint lozenges.
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.
with uncle Pullet was that he kept a variety of lozenges and peppermint-drops about his person, and when at a loss for conversation, he filled up the void by proposing a mutual solace of this kind.
He esteemed the salt lozenges, and took milk with greed.
Here are some lozenges which I have made up on purpose; they are compounded doubly strong.
Robinson was not only "turrible neat," but "turrible close," so that the refreshments were likely to be peppermint lozenges and glasses of well water.
Impossible to class it in that ancient family of sombre, mysterious churches, low and crushed as it were by the round arch, almost Egyptian, with the exception of the ceiling; all hieroglyphics, all sacerdotal, all symbolical, more loaded in their ornaments, with lozenges and zigzags, than with flowers, with flowers than with animals, with animals than with men; the work of the architect less than of the bishop; first transformation of art, all impressed with theocratic and military discipline, taking root in the Lower Empire, and stopping with the time of William the Conqueror.
One of these was the proprietor of a giant, and a little lady without legs or arms, who had jogged forward in a van; the other, a silent gentleman who earned his living by showing tricks upon the cards, and who had rather deranged the natural expression of his countenance by putting small leaden lozenges into his eyes and bringing them out at his mouth, which was one of his professional accomplishments.
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.