Maurolicus Pennantii
Argentine Ar"gen*tine, n. [Cf. F. argentin, fr. L. argentum silver.] 1. (Min.) A siliceous variety of calcite, or carbonate of lime, having a silvery-white, pearly luster, and a waving or curved lamellar structure. [1913 Webster]

2. White metal coated with silver. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A fish of Europe ({Maurolicus Pennantii}) with silvery scales. The name is also applied to various fishes of the genus {Argentina}. [1913 Webster]

4. A citizen of the Argentine Republic; an Argentinian. [1913 Webster]

5. {Argentina}; in this sense, usually preceded by the. [PJC]


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  • Argentine — Ar gen*tine, n. [Cf. F. argentin, fr. L. argentum silver.] 1. (Min.) A siliceous variety of calcite, or carbonate of lime, having a silvery white, pearly luster, and a waving or curved lamellar structure. [1913 Webster] 2. White metal coated with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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