from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An equilateral parallelogram.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as rhomb, 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as rhomb.
- n. [capitalized] An obsolete constellation, near the south pole.
- n. [NL.] In ichthyology: [capitalized] A genus of Stromateidæ, generally united with Stromateus.
- n. 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.
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- n. a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram
Late Latin, from Latin, flatfish, magician's circle, from Greek rhombos, rhombus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin rhombus, from Ancient Greek ῥόμβος (rhombos, "rhombus, spinning top"), from ῥέμβω (rhembo, "I turn around"). (Wiktionary)