hartshorn

noun
harts·​horn | \ ˈhärts-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce hartshorn (audio) \

Definition of hartshorn

: a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts

First Known Use of hartshorn

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hartshorn

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

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The first known use of hartshorn was in 1685

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“Hartshorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hartshorn. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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hartshorn

noun
harts·​horn | \ ˈhärts-ˌhȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce hartshorn (audio) \

Medical Definition of hartshorn

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

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