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.

 

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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. Zool.

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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