Pastille vs Lozenge - What's the difference?
Pastille is a synonym of lozenge.
As nouns the difference between pastille and lozenge
is that pastille
is a soft flavoured candy while lozenge
is (shapes) (heraldiccharge) a quadrilateral with sides of equal length (rhombus), having two acute and two obtuse angles.
As a verb lozenge is
to form into the shape of a lozenge.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A soft flavoured candy.
A medicinal pill, originally compressed herbs. A throat pastille is a large candy-like lozenge, which, when sucked, releases oils to soothe a sore throat and sometimes vapors to help unblock the nose or sinuses.
A small granular half spheroid piece of material.
(shapes) (heraldiccharge) A quadrilateral with sides of equal length (rhombus), having two acute and two obtuse angles.
* 1658 , Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus , Folio Society 2007, p. 167:
* 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 14:
- Wherein the decussis'' is made within a longilaterall square, with opposite angles, acute and obtuse at the intersection; and so upon progression making a ''Rhombus or Lozenge figuration [...].
A small tablet (originally diamond-shaped) or medicated sweet used to ease a (soplink).
* , chapter=3
- The floor is constructed from marble lozenges and triangles of every imaginable hue: yellow and pink and all manner of mottled and blotched shades, framed in white.
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.” He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges
being cheap and easily procurable.}}
* (quadrilateral) diamond (informal), rhomb, rhombus (most common in mathematics)
* (medicated sweet) pastille, throat pastille, troche
To form into the shape of a lozenge.
To mark or emblazon with a lozenge.