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argentine

1
[ ahr-juhn-tin, -tahyn ]
/ ˈɑr dʒən tɪn, -ˌtaɪn /
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adjective
pertaining to or resembling silver.
noun
a silvery substance, especially one obtained from fish scales, used in making imitation pearls.
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Origin of argentine

1
1400–50; late Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Latin argentīnus silvery. See argent, -ine1

Other definitions for argentine (2 of 3)

argentine2
[ ahr-juhn-tin, -tahyn ]
/ ˈɑr dʒən tɪn, -ˌtaɪn /

noun
any of various silvery marine fishes, especially those of the genus Argentina.

Origin of argentine

2
1530–40; <New Latin Argentina genus name, Latin, feminine of argentīnus silvery. See argentine1

Other definitions for argentine (3 of 3)

Argentine
[ ahr-juhn-teen, -tahyn ]
/ ˈɑr dʒənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn /

noun
a native or inhabitant of Argentina.
Usually the Argentine . Argentina: They vacationed in the Argentine.
adjective
of or relating to Argentina.
Also Ar·gen·tin·e·an [ahr-juhn-tin-ee-uhn] /ˌɑr dʒənˈtɪn i ən/ (for defs. 1, 3).

Origin of Argentine

First recorded in 1825–30, and in 1890–95 for def. 2; see origin at Argentina

OTHER WORDS FROM Argentine

pro-Ar·gen·tin·e·an, adjective, nounpseu·do-Ar·gen·tin·e·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for argentine (1 of 2)

argentine
/ (ˈɑːdʒənˌtaɪn) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling silver
noun
any of various small marine salmonoid fishes, such as Argentina sphyraena, that constitute the family Argentinidae and are characterized by a long silvery body

British Dictionary definitions for argentine (2 of 2)

Argentine
/ (ˈɑːdʒənˌtiːn, -ˌtaɪn) /

noun
the Argentine another name for Argentina
a native or inhabitant of Argentina
adjective
of or relating to Argentina
Also (for senses 2, 3): Argentinian (ˌɑːdʒənˈtɪnɪən)
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