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Meaning of ARGENTINE

Pronunciation:  'ârjun`teen, 'ârjuntin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of various small silver-scaled salmon-like marine fishes
  2. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Argentina or its people; "Argentinian tango"
 

ARGENTINE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Argentinian
 
 See Also: Argentina, genus Argentina, malacopterygian, soft-finned fish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ar"gen*tine\ (?; in the 2d sense, commonly ?), a.
    1. Pertaining to, or resembling, silver; made of, or sounding
       like, silver; silvery.
    
             Celestial Dian, goddess argentine.    --Shak.
    
    2. Of or pertaining to the Argentine Republic in South
       America.
    
    
  2. \Ar"gen*tine\, n. [Cf. F. argentin, fr. L. argentum
    silver.]
    1. (Min.) A siliceous variety of calcite, or carbonate of
       lime, having a silvery-white, pearly luster, and a waving
       or curved lamellar structure.
    
    2. White metal coated with silver. --Simmonds.
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) A fish of Europe ({Maurolicus Pennantii}) with
       silvery scales. The name is also applied to various fishes
       of the genus {Argentina}.
    
    4. A citizen of the Argentine Republic.
    
    
 

 

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