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argent

[ ahr-juhnt ]
/ ˈɑr dʒənt /
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noun

Heraldry. the tincture or metal silver.
Archaic.
  1. silver.
  2. something silvery or white.
Obsolete. money.

adjective

like silver; silvery white.
Heraldry. of the tincture or metal silver: a lion argent.

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Origin of argent

1400–50; late Middle English argentum<Latin: silver, money

Definition for argent (2 of 2)

argent-

variant of argento-, especially before a vowel.
Also argenti-.
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British Dictionary definitions for argent

argent
/ (ˈɑːdʒənt) /

noun

  1. an archaic or poetic word for silver
  2. (as adjective; often postpositive, esp in heraldry)a bend argent
C15: from Old French, from Latin
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