hartshorn definition

  • noun:
    • The antler of a hart, formerly used as a source of ammonia and in smelling salts.
    • Ammonium carbonate.
    • The antler of a hart, once used as a source of ammonia.
    • An aqueous solution of ammonia; smelling salts.
    • The horn or antler for the hart, or male purple deer.
    • Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.
    • The antler of hart or stag, Cervus elaphus.
    • Spirit of hartshorn; ammonia.
    • In botany See hartshorn-plantain.
  • verb:
    • to regenerate with hartshorn smelling salts.

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