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argentine1

[ahr-juh n-tin, -tahyn] /ˈɑr dʒən tɪn, -ˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or resembling silver.
noun
2.
a silvery substance, especially one obtained from fish scales, used in making imitation pearls.
Origin of argentine1
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin argentīnus silvery. See argent, -ine1

argentine2

[ahr-juh n-tin, -tahyn] /ˈɑr dʒən tɪn, -ˌtaɪn/
noun
1.
any of various silvery marine fishes, especially those of the genus Argentina.
Origin
1530-40; < New Latin Argentina genus name, Latin, feminine of argentīnus silvery. See argentine1

Argentine

[ahr-juh n-teen, -tahyn] /ˈɑr dʒənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Argentina.
2.
Argentina (usually preceded by the):
They vacationed in the Argentine.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Argentina.
Also, Argentinean
[ahr-juh n-tin-ee-uh n] /ˌɑr dʒənˈtɪn i ən/ (Show IPA),
(for defs 1, 3).
Related forms
pro-Argentinean, adjective, noun
pseudo-Argentinean, adjective, noun
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  • argentine officials have since been determined to keep the peso weak, mainly to protect local industry.
  • The argentine basketball federation organizes the argentine national basketball league.
British Dictionary definitions for argentine

argentine

/ˈɑːdʒənˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling silver
noun
2.
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

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