Meaning of AMMONIA in English

/ əˈməʊniə; NAmE əˈmoʊ-/ noun

[ U ] ( symb NH 3 ) a gas with a strong smell; a clear liquid containing ammonia, used as a cleaning substance



late 18th cent.: modern Latin , from sal ammoniacus , salt of Ammon. This came from the Greek word ammōniakos of Ammon, used as a name for the salt and gum obtained near the temple of Jupiter Ammon at Siwa in Egypt.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.