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hartshorn

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noun harts·horn \ˈhärts-ˌhȯrn\

Definition of hartshorn

  1. :  a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts



Origin and Etymology of hartshorn

from the earlier use of hart's horns as the chief source of ammonia


First Known Use: 1685


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hartshorn

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noun harts·horn \ˈhärts-ˌhȯ(ə)rn\

Medical Definition of hartshorn

  1. :  a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts—see spirit of hartshorn




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