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Argentine

[ahr-juh n-teen, -tahyn]
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Argentina.
  2. Argentina (usually preceded by the): They vacationed in the Argentine.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Argentina.
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Also Ar·gen·tin·e·an [ahr-juh n-tin-ee-uh n] /ˌɑr dʒənˈtɪn i ən/ (for defs 1, 3).
Related formspro-Ar·gen·tin·e·an, adjective, nounpseu·do-Ar·gen·tin·e·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for argentinean

argentine

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

noun
  1. the Argentine another name for Argentina
  2. a native or inhabitant of Argentina
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Argentina
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Also (for senses 2, 3): Argentinian (ˌɑːdʒənˈtɪnɪən)
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Word Origin and History for argentinean

argentine

adj.

"silver-colored," mid-15c., from Latin argentinus "of silver," from argentum (see argent).

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Argentine

adj.

"of or from Argentina," 1830 (from 1829 as a noun); Argentinian is from 1845 as a noun; 1858 as an adjective.

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