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[hahrts-hawrn] /ˈhɑrtsˌhɔrn/

the antler of a hart, formerly used as a source of ammonia.
ammonium carbonate.
an obsolete name for sal volatile (sense 2)

“ammonium carbonate,” Old English heortes hornes, from hart + horn (n.). So called because a main early source of ammonia was the antlers of harts.


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