Definition of lozenge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɒzɪndʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːzɪndʒ//
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  1. 1 (geometry) a figure with four sides in the shape of a diamond that has two opposite angles more than 90° and the other two less than 90°
  2. 2a small sweet/candy, often in a lozenge shape, especially one that contains medicine and that you dissolve in your mouth throat/cough lozenges See related entries: Medication
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French losenge, probably derived from the base of Spanish losa, Portuguese lousa ‘slab’, late Latin lausiae (lapides) ‘stone slabs’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lozenge