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Meaning of LOZENGE

Pronunciation:  'lâzinj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
  2. [n]  a small aromatic or medicated candy

LOZENGE is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: pill, tablet
 See Also: bolus, cachou, candy, capsule, cough drop, dose, dragee, pastil, pastille, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet, troche, vitamin pill



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Loz"enge\ (l[o^]z"[e^]nj), n. [F. lozange, losange;
perh. the same as OF. losengef flattery, praise, the heraldic
sense being the oldest (cf. E. hatchment, blazon). Cf.
{Losenger}, {Laudable}.]
1. (Her.)
   (a) A diamond-shaped figure usually with the upper and
       lower angles slightly acute, borne upon a shield or
       escutcheon. Cf. {Fusil}.
   (b) A form of the escutcheon used by women instead of the
       shield which is used by men.

2. A figure with four equal sides, having two acute and two
   obtuse angles; a rhomb.

3. Anything in the form of lozenge.

4. A small cake of sugar and starch, flavored, and often
   medicated. -- originally in the form of a lozenge.

{Lozenge coach}, the coach of a dowager, having her coat of
   arms painted on a lozenge. [Obs.] --Walpole.

{Lozenge-molding} (Arch.), a kind of molding, used in Norman
   architecture, characterized by lozenge-shaped ornaments.

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