Argentine

[ahr-juh n-teen, -tahyn]
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noun

a native or inhabitant of Argentina.
Argentina (usually preceded by the): They vacationed in the Argentine.

adjective

of or relating to Argentina.

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

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

Argentine

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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Word Origin and History for argentinean

argentine

adj.

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

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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