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From Old French losenge (French losange) 'rhombus', from Old Provencal lausa 'flat stone', from Gaulish; cognate with Spanish losa (square tile).

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  • IPA: /ˈlɒzɪndʒ/

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Singular
Lozenge

Plural
Lozenges

Lozenge (plural Lozenges)
  1. (archaic) A quadrilateral shape with sides of equal length, having two acute and two obtuse angles; a diamond.
    • 1658: Wherein the decussis is made within a longilaterall square, with opposite angles, acute and obtuse at the intersection; and so upon progression making a Rhombus or Lozenge figuration — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 167)
  2. (mathematics, geometry) A rhombus.
  3. A small tablet (originally diamond-shaped) or medicated sweet used to ease a sore throat.

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