- pertaining to or resembling silver.
- a silvery substance, especially one obtained from fish scales, used in making imitation pearls.
Origin of argentine1
- any of various silvery marine fishes, especially those of the genus Argentina.
Origin of argentine2
- a native or inhabitant of Argentina.
- Argentina (usually preceded by the): They vacationed in the Argentine.
- of or relating to Argentina.
- a republic in S South America. 1,084,120 sq. mi. (2,807,870 sq. km). Capital: Buenos Aires.
Examples from the Web for argentine
Not one Argentine Jesuit lost his life during the dirty war, and he managed to save dozens of people.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
I like Argentine malbec red wine or a good red wine from the North of Spain.Viggo Mortensen Talks ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Blasts Fox News and Israel’s ‘State Terrorism’
September 27, 2014
Giles hopes the museum can help foreigners better understand this Argentine position.
This windswept sheep-filled archipelago off the coast of Southern Patagonia remains an Argentine obsession.
And when Pedro Almodovar showed us the Argentine film, we loved it because it was so fresh.Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard on Woody Allen and the State of Indie Film
May 22, 2014
But the Argentine expedition had done worse than it at first dreamed of.
Such is the finding of the most accurate of Argentine historians.
The Argentine people are, and wish to remain, the friends of the United States.
Bogota and the Argentine Republic have whitewashed many a reputation.'Lord Kilgobbin
A boat leaves for the Argentine the day after to-morrow; you must go by it.The First and The Last
- of, relating to, or resembling silver
- any of various small marine salmonoid fishes, such as Argentina sphyraena, that constitute the family Argentinidae and are characterized by a long silvery body
- the Argentine another name for Argentina
- a native or inhabitant of Argentina
- of or relating to Argentina
- a republic in southern South America: colonized by the Spanish from 1516 onwards; gained independence in 1816 and became a republic in 1852; ruled by military dictatorships for much of the 20th century; civilian rule restored in 1983; consists chiefly of subtropical plains and forests (the Chaco) in the north, temperate plains (the pampas) in the central parts, the Andes in the west, and an infertile plain extending to Tierra del Fuego in the south (Patagonia); an important meat producer. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: peso. Capital: Buenos Aires. Pop: 42 610 981 (2013 est). Area: 2 776 653 sq km (1 072 067 sq miles)Also called: the Argentine
Word Origin and History for argentine
"silver-colored," mid-15c., from Latin argentinus "of silver," from argentum (see argent).
"of or from Argentina," 1830 (from 1829 as a noun); Argentinian is from 1845 as a noun; 1858 as an adjective.
South American nation, from Latin argentinus "of silver" (see argent); a Latinized form of (Rio) de la Plata, from Spanish plata "silver."