Hartshorn shavings
Hartshorn Harts"horn` (-h[^o]rn`), n. 1. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer. [1913 Webster]

2. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts. [1913 Webster]

{Hartshorn plantain} (Bot.), an annual species of plantain ({Plantago Coronopus}); -- called also {buck's-horn}. --Booth.

{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. --Hebert.

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hartshorn — Harts horn ( h[^o]rn ), n. 1. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer. [1913 Webster] 2. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts. [1913 Webster] {Hartshorn plantain} (Bot.), an annual species of plantain ({Plantago Coronopus});… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hartshorn plantain — Hartshorn Harts horn ( h[^o]rn ), n. 1. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer. [1913 Webster] 2. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts. [1913 Webster] {Hartshorn plantain} (Bot.), an annual species of plantain ({Plantago… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hartshorn — Various substances were made from the shavings of the animals horns.The oil of hartshorn is a crude animal oil obtained from the destructive distillation of the deers bones or horns.The salt of hartshorn actually refers to two distinct substances …   Wikipedia

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  • Spirits of hartshorn — Hartshorn Harts horn ( h[^o]rn ), n. 1. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer. [1913 Webster] 2. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts. [1913 Webster] {Hartshorn plantain} (Bot.), an annual species of plantain ({Plantago… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Plantago Coronopus — Hartshorn Harts horn ( h[^o]rn ), n. 1. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer. [1913 Webster] 2. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts. [1913 Webster] {Hartshorn plantain} (Bot.), an annual species of plantain ({Plantago… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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