Main definitions of argentine in English

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argentine1

adjective

archaic
  • Of or resembling silver.

    ‘the argentine domes of our main course arrived’
    • ‘Visible even from a distance, its argentine spires punctured the horizon with needles of light, whilst its great walls reflected the rays of the rising sun.’

noun

  • A small marine fish with a silvery sheen.

    Family Argentinidae: two genera and several species, in particular Argentina silus of the North Atlantic

    • ‘A number of the deepwater species on the existing list, ling, argentines and Greenland halibut have been transferred to the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and quotas regulation.’
    • ‘The Atlantic argentine (Argentina silus) is found from the Arctic waters of Davis Strait south to Labrador, as well as in other areas of the North Atlantic.’
    • ‘They are small fishes, growing up to 25 cm long, excepting the Greater argentine, Argentina silus, which reaches 70 cm.’

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French argentin, argentine, from argent ‘silver’, from Latin argentum.

Pronunciation

argentine

/ˈɑːdʒ(ə)ntʌɪn/

Main definitions of Argentine in English

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Argentine2

adjective

  • Relating to Argentina or its people.

    • ‘He cleverly weaves several themes from the opera together with elements of Argentine folk music.’
    • ‘The painter Cabrera was the first to depict Argentine historical subjects.’
    • ‘Uruguay might also import Argentine grain to fatten steers.’
    • ‘His version of Argentine history always adopts the silenced viewpoint of the oppressed.’
    • ‘The disc is breezy and refreshing, and reveals an utterly new side to the Argentine soul.’

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Argentina, or a person of Argentine descent.

  • 2the Argentine

    another name for Argentina

    • ‘He was born near Buenos Aires, the son of poor American parents of English descent who had moved to the Argentine to farm.’
    • ‘He heads back to the Argentine to complete work on a dam.’
    • ‘No one speaks of going to live in the Argentine.’
    • ‘Almost everybody from Mexico to the Argentine eats armadillo.’
    • ‘It is a fruit of the Argentine which according to Emerson possesses remarkable qualities.’

Pronunciation

Argentine

/ˈɑːdʒ(ə)ntʌɪn/