- a diamond-shaped charge.
- a diamond-shaped shield bearing the arms of a woman.
Origin of lozenge
Examples from the Web for lozenge
Between the pauses of his address he kept supplying himself with a lozenge.Law and Laughter|George Alexander Morton
They are sometimes seen ornamented round the purfling with ebony, diamond and lozenge shape.The Violin|George Hart
It was in vain that he held it open, lozenge fashion, to peep within; but one page only was written, and he could not see that.Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever
The lozenge is an inconvenient form, and it is broadened out whenever possible.English Heraldic Book-stamps|Cyril Davenport
In some instances the central mass is a lozenge, and in others a square set diagonally.
British Dictionary definitions for lozenge
Word Origin for lozenge
Word Origin and History for lozenge
figure having four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles, early 14c., from Old French losenge "windowpane, small square cake," etc., used for many flat quadrilateral things (Modern French losange). It has cognates in Spanish losanje, Catalan llosange, Italian lozanga. Probably from a pre-Roman Celtic language, perhaps Iberian *lausa or Gaulish *lausa "flat stone" (cf. Provençal lausa, Spanish losa, Catalan llosa, Portuguese lousa "slab, tombstone"), from a pre-Celtic language.
Originally in English a term in heraldry; meaning "small cake or tablet (originally diamond-shaped) of medicine and sugar, etc., meant to be held in the mouth and dissolved" is from 1520s.