American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The antler of a hart, formerly used as a source of ammonia and in smelling salts.
- n. Ammonium carbonate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The antler of the hart or stag, Cervus elaphus. The constituent elements of deciduous antlers differ materially from those of persistent horns, as of the ox, and are identical, or nearly so, with those of bone. These antlers were formerly much used as a source of ammonia, and the products of their distillation were employed in medicine under the name of the volatile salt of hartshorn, or spirit of hartshorn; but they have now been superseded by simpler preparations of ammonia and ammonium carbonate, often called by the same name. See
- n. Spirit of hartshorn; ammonia.
- n. In botany See hartshorn-plantain.
- n. The antler of a hart, once used as a source of ammonia.
- n. dated An aqueous solution of ammonia; smelling salts.
- v. transitive To revive with hartshorn smelling salts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer.
- n. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.
- hart + 's + horn. (Wiktionary)
“By the simple action of water and heat, the gelatine is separated; but in order to procure the ammonia, or what is commonly called hartshorn, the bones must be distilled, by which means the gelatine is decomposed, and hydrogen and nitrogen combined in the form of ammonia.”
“For leavening, purists prefer a pinch of hartshorn aka baker's ammonia, which is traditional in Scandinavian baking and thought to produce a tender, fluffier crumb—but conventional baking powder more than suffices.”
“The first is a body recognized by its extremely pungent smell, and commonly known as hartshorn, and is formed by the union of two elements -- nitrogen and hydrogen.”
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