from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of southeast South America stretching about 3,701 km (2,300 mi) from its border with Bolivia to southern Tierra del Fuego, an island it shares with Chile. Europeans first explored the region in the early 1500s, and in 1776 Spain established a viceroyalty that included present-day Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Argentina achieved its independence from Spain in 1816. Buenos Aires is the capital and the largest city. Population: 40,300,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Argentinidae — herring smelts.
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Rosoideae — silverweeds.
- proper n. A country in South America, called officially The Argentine Republic. Capital: Buenos Aires.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a country in South America, bordering Chile and Bolivia.
- n. type genus of the Argentinidae: argentines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of malacopterygian fishes, giving name to the family Argentinidœ: so called from their silvery scales. A. sphyrœna, of European waters, is the type.
- n. [lowercase] A name given to unglazed porcelain, coated with gold, silver, or copper by a process similar to that of electroplating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Argentinidae: argentines
- n. a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
From Latin argentum ("silver") + the feminine of the adjectival suffix -īnus, in reference to the Río de la Plata. (Wiktionary)