gems·​horn | \ ˈgem(p)s, ˈgemz + \
plural gemshorns

Definition of gemshorn

1 : a fipple flute made from the horn of a chamois or cow with the wide end closed except for a small hole through which to blow
2 Gemshorn plural Gemshorns : an organ flue stop with conical pipes producing a light tone midway between flute and string tone

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History and Etymology for gemshorn

German, from gems, gemse chamois + horn, from Old High German

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“Gemshorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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