Definitions for: Lozenge

[n] a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
[n] a small aromatic or medicated candy

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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