Hartshorn

Definition of Hartshorn

Harts´horn`   Pronunciation: ~hôrn`
n.1.The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer.
2.Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.
Hartshorn plantain
(Bot.) an annual species of plantain (Plantago Coronopus); - called also buck's-horn.
Hartshorn shavings
originally taken from the horns of harts, are now obtained chiefly by planing down the bones of calves. They afford a kind of jelly.
- Booth.
Salt of hartshorn
(Chem.) an impure solid carbonate of ammonia, obtained by the destructive distillation of hartshorn, or any kind of bone; volatile salts.
- Hebert.
Spirits of hartshorn
(Chem.) a solution of ammonia in water; - so called because formerly obtained from hartshorn shavings by destructive distillation. Similar ammoniacal solutions from other sources have received the same name.
- Brande & C.
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