argentine

1 [ahr-juhn-tin, -tahyn]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or resembling silver.
noun
2.
a silvery substance, especially one obtained from fish scales, used in making imitation pearls.

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

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argentine

2 [ahr-juhn-tin, -tahyn]
noun
any of various silvery marine fishes, especially those of the genus Argentina.

Origin:
1530–40; < Neo-Latin Argentina genus name, Latin, feminine of argentīnus silvery. See argentine1

Argentine

[ahr-juhn-teen, -tahyn]
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Argentina.
2.
Argentina (usually preceded by the ): They vacationed in the Argentine.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to Argentina.
Also, Argentinean [ahr-juhn-tin-ee-uhn] , (for defs 1, 3).

pro-Argentinean, adjective, noun
pseudo-Argentinean, adjective, noun
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argentine (ˈɑːdʒənˌtaɪn)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling silver
 
n
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, ˌɑːdʒənˈtɪnɪən)
 
n
1.  the Argentine another name for Argentina
2.  a native or inhabitant of Argentina
 
adj
3.  of or relating to Argentina

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argentine

any fish of the family Argentinidae, small, outwardly smeltlike fishes found in deeper waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The family is usually placed in the order Salmoniformes. Argentines of the species Argentina silus are silvery fishes about 45 cm (18 inches) long; they live about 145-545 m (480-1,800 feet) below the surface and are sometimes caught by fishermen.

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