Pastille vs Lozenge - What's the difference?

pastille | lozenge |

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.




(wikipedia pastille) (en noun)
  • 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.
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    (en noun)
  • (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:
  • 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 [...].
  • * 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 14:
  • 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.
  • A small tablet (originally diamond-shaped) or medicated sweet used to ease a (soplink).
  • * , chapter=3
  • , title= 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.