follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

hartshorn

[hahrts-hawrn] /ˈhɑrtsˌhɔrn/
noun
1.
the antler of a hart, formerly used as a source of ammonia.
2.
ammonium carbonate.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English hertis horn, Old English heortes horn. See hart, 's1, horn
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hartshorn

hartshorn

/ˈhɑːtsˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
an obsolete name for sal volatile (sense 2)
Word Origin
Old English heortes horn hart's horn (formerly a chief source of ammonia)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for hartshorn

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hartshorn

15
0
Scrabble Words With Friends