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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hartshorn

Time Traveler for hartshorn

Time Traveler

The first known use of hartshorn was in 1685

See more words from the same year

Statistics for hartshorn

Cite this Entry

“Hartshorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hartshorn. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hartshorn

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

More from Merriam-Webster on hartshorn

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with hartshorn

Comments on hartshorn

What made you want to look up hartshorn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!