a piece of a stag's antler, especially when used to form objects, decorations, or the like.


made of or decorated with staghorn: a knife with a staghorn handle.

Origin of staghorn

First recorded in 1655–65; stag + horn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for staghorn

Historical Examples of staghorn

  • Captain Staghorn was resolved to carry out his diabolical intentions.

    Marmaduke Merry

    William H. G. Kingston

  • The staghorn sumach is named for the densely hairy, forking branchlets, which look much like the horns of a stag "in the velvet."

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • The smooth sumach (see illustrations, pages 150-151) is quite as familiar as the staghorn, as a roadside shrub.

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • This is a sub-variety of the Staghorn Endive, and comparatively of recent introduction.

  • It is distinguished from staghorn sumach by its smooth branches, those of staghorn being hairy.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson