There are 2 main definitions of argentine in English:

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argentine 1

Pronunciation: /ˈärjəntīn/
/ˈärjənˌtēn/

adjective

archaic
Of or resembling silver.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: ar·gen·tine

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Argentine 2

Pronunciation: /ˈärjəntīn/
/ˈärjənˌtēn/

adjective

Relating to Argentina or its people.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

1A native or inhabitant of Argentina, or a person of Argentine descent.
Example sentences
  • A temperamental Plexiglas piece by Argentine Martha Boto was still being tinkered into operation on the day of the opening.
  • The "rich as an Argentine" sons of fine families introduced the tango to Paris on their grand tours of Europe.
  • As a fellow Argentine, the director is proud to be associated with Casares, and he pays suitable tribute to his inspiration.
2 (the Argentine) another name for Argentina.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: Ar·gen·tine

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