- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
(Heb. ayal), a stag or male deer. It is ranked among the clean animals (Deuteronomy 12:15; 14:5; 15:22), and was commonly killed for food (1 Kings 4:23). The hart is frequently alluded to in the poetical and prophetical books (Isaiah 35:6; Song of Solomon 2:8, 9; Lamentations 1:6; Psalms 42:1).
the male stag. The word denotes some member of the deer tribe either the fallow deer or the Barbary deer. The hart is reckoned among the clean animals, (12:15; 14:5; 15:22) and seems from the passages quoted, as well as from (1 Kings 4:23) to have been commonly killed for food.
H'ARTBEEST, noun The quanga, or cervine antelope of Africa.
H'ARTROY'AL, noun A plant.
H'ARTSHORN, noun The horn of the hart or male deer. The scrapings or raspings of this horn are medicinal, and used in decoctions, ptisans, etc. hartshorn jelly is nutritive and strengthening. hartshorn calcined by a strong and long continued heat, is changed into a white earth, which is employed in medicine as an absorbent. The salt of hartshorn is powerful sudorific, and hartshorn yields also a pungent volatile spirit.
The jelly of hartshorn is simply gelatine; the earth remaining after calcination, is phosphate of lime; the salt and spirit of hartshorn are muriate of ammonia, with a little animal oil.
Hartshorn plantain, a species of Plantago.
H'ARTSTONGUE, noun [See Tongue.] A plant, a species of Asplenium.
H'ARTWORT, noun The name of certain plants of the genera, Seseli, Tordylium, and Buplerum.