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Syllabification: ar·gen·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈärjənˌtīn, -ˌtēn

Definition of argentine in English:


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.


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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.


late Middle English: from Old French argentin, argentine, from argent 'silver', from Latin argentum.

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