Synonyms for lozenge

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The mascle is afterwards explained to be the lozenge pierced.

Napoleon took a lozenge, put it in his mouth, and glanced at his watch.

A Widow bears on a lozenge the arms borne by her husband and herself.

In an instant the apartment had shifted its form into that of a lozenge.

This lozenge has since been taken up and replaced by another.

It was sealed with a coat of arms,—a lozenge,—for Lady Ludlow was a widow.

The notation was in the lozenge or diamond shape, and without bars.

It has lozenge panels, and is further ornamented by disc turning.

The arms are not in a lozenge, the crest is given, and the motto is displayed.

The head is of three forms: the lozenge, the leaf, and the barbed.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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capsule

nountablet, usually medicine
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