hartshorn

noun

harts·​horn ˈhärts-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce hartshorn (audio)
: a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hartshorn was in 1685

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Cite this Entry

“Hartshorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hartshorn. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hartshorn

noun
harts·​horn ˈhärts-ˌhȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce hartshorn (audio)
: a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts see spirit of hartshorn
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