adj. [L. argentum, silver]
Silver-like, silvery, white, shinning.

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  • argenteous — /ahr jen tee euhs/, adj. silvery. Also, argentate /ahr jeuhn tayt /. [1880 85; < L argenteus. See ARGENT , EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • argenteous — ar·gen·te·ous …   English syllables

  • argenteous — (ˈ)är|jentēəs, (ˈ)ȧ|j adjective Etymology: Latin argenteus, from argentum + eus eous : silvery …   Useful english dictionary

  • argent —   n. silver; silver like.    ♦ argentate,    ♦ argenteous,    ♦ argentic,    ♦ argentine,    ♦ argentous, a.    ♦ argentiferous, a. yielding silver.    ♦ argentine, n. silvery metal.    ♦ argentometer, n. instrument measuring strength of silver… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • -eous — suffix forming adjectives meaning of the nature of (erroneous; gaseous). * * * ēəs, yəs; or əs when the e influences the pronunciation of the preceding consonant as in “cretaceous” adjective suffix Etymology: Latin eus composed of, of the nature… …   Useful english dictionary

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