Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An equilateral parallelogram.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as rhomb.
  • noun [capitalized] An obsolete constellation, near the south pole.
  • noun [NL.] In ichthyology: [capitalized] A genus of Stromateidæ, generally united with Stromateus.
  • noun The Linnean specific name of the turbot (as Pleuronectcs rhombus), and later [capitalized] a generic name of the same (as Rhombus maximus), and of various other flatfishes now assigned to different genera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as rhomb, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin, from Latin, flatfish, magician's circle, from Greek rhombos, rhombus; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin rhombus, from Ancient Greek ῥόμβος (rhombos, "rhombus, spinning top"), from ῥέμβω (rhembo, "I turn around").

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