hornbook

noun
horn·book | \ˈhȯrn-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of hornbook 

1 : a child's primer consisting of a sheet of parchment or paper protected by a sheet of transparent horn

2 : a rudimentary treatise

First Known Use of hornbook

circa 1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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