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lozenge

[ loz-inj ]
/ ˈlɒz ɪndʒ /
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noun
a small, flavored tablet made from sugar or syrup, often medicated, originally diamond-shaped.
Geometry Now Rare. diamond (def. 8).
Heraldry.
  1. a diamond-shaped charge.
  2. a diamond-shaped shield bearing the arms of a woman.
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Origin of lozenge

1300–50; Middle English losenge<Middle French, Old French, perhaps <Gaulish *lausa flat stone + -enge<Germanic -inga-ing3
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British Dictionary definitions for lozenge

lozenge
/ (ˈlɒzɪndʒ) /

noun
Also called: pastille, troche med a medicated tablet held in the mouth until it has dissolved
geometry another name for rhombus
heraldry a diamond-shaped charge

Word Origin for lozenge

C14: from Old French losange, of Gaulish origin; compare Vulgar Latin lausa flat stone
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Medical definitions for lozenge

lozenge
[ lŏzĭnj ]

n.
A small, medicated candy intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to lubricate and soothe irritated tissues of the throat.
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