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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.’
- ‘The disc is breezy and refreshing, and reveals an utterly new side to the Argentine soul.’
- ‘Uruguay might also import Argentine grain to fatten steers.’
- ‘His version of Argentine history always adopts the silenced viewpoint of the oppressed.’
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.’
A small marine fish with a silvery sheen.
- ‘They are small fishes, growing up to 25 cm long, excepting the Greater argentine, Argentina silus, which reaches 70 cm.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: from Old French argentin, argentine, from argent silver, from Latin argentum.
1A native or inhabitant of Argentina, or a person of Argentine descent.
2the Argentineanother 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He heads back to the Argentine to complete work on a dam.’
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