Harts"horn`(-hrn`), n. 1. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer.
2. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.
(Bot.), an annual species of plantain (Plantago Coronopus); -- called also
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.
Salt of hartshorn
(Chem.), an impure solid carbonate of ammonia, obtained by the destructive distillation of hartshorn, or any kind of bone; volatile salts.
Brande & C.--
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.
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