Loz"enge (?), 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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