argentine


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  1. pertaining to or resembling silver.

noun

  1. a silvery substance, especially one obtained from fish scales, used in making imitation pearls.

noun

  1. any of various silvery marine fishes, especially those of the genus Argentina.

noun

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

adjective

  1. of or relating to Argentina.

noun

  1. a republic in S South America. 1,084,120 sq. mi. (2,807,870 sq. km). Capital: Buenos Aires.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling silver

noun

  1. any of various small marine salmonoid fishes, such as Argentina sphyraena, that constitute the family Argentinidae and are characterized by a long silvery body

noun

  1. the Argentine another name for Argentina
  2. a native or inhabitant of Argentina

adjective

  1. of or relating to Argentina

noun

  1. a republic in southern South America: colonized by the Spanish from 1516 onwards; gained independence in 1816 and became a republic in 1852; ruled by military dictatorships for much of the 20th century; civilian rule restored in 1983; consists chiefly of subtropical plains and forests (the Chaco) in the north, temperate plains (the pampas) in the central parts, the Andes in the west, and an infertile plain extending to Tierra del Fuego in the south (Patagonia); an important meat producer. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: peso. Capital: Buenos Aires. Pop: 42 610 981 (2013 est). Area: 2 776 653 sq km (1 072 067 sq miles)Also called: the Argentine
adj.

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

adj.

“of or from Argentina,” 1830 (from 1829 as a noun); Argentinian is from 1845 as a noun; 1858 as an adjective.

South American nation, from Latin argentinus “of silver” (see argent); a Latinized form of (Rio) de la Plata, from Spanish plata “silver.”

Republic in southern South America, bordered by Chile to the west; Bolivia and Paraguay to the north; and Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Its capital and largest city is Buenos Aires.

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