(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.
2. White metal coated with silver. Simmonds.
3. (Zoöl.) A fish of Europe (Maurolicus Pennantii) with silvery scales. The name is also applied to various
fishes of the genus Argentina.
4. A citizen of the Argentine Republic.
(Ar"gen*tite) n. [L. argentum silver.] (Min.) Sulphide of silver; also called vitreous silver,
or silver glance. It has a metallic luster, a lead-gray color, and is sectile like lead.
(Ar*gen"tous) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, silver; said of certain silver
compounds in which silver has a higher proportion than in argentic compounds; as, argentous chloride.
(Ar"gent*ry) n. [F. argenterie, fr. argent silver, L. argentum.] Silver plate or vessels. [Obs.]
Bowls of frosted argentry.
(Ar"gil) n. [F. argile, L. argilla white clay, akin to Gr. or argil, white. See Argent.] (Min.) Clay, or
potter's earth; sometimes pure clay, or alumina. See Clay.
Argillaceous sandstone (Geol.), a sandstone containing much clay. Argillaceous iron ore, the
clay ironstone. Argillaceous schist or state. See Argillite.
(Ar`gil*la"ceous) a. [L. argillaceus, fr. argilla.] Of the nature of clay; consisting of, or
containing, argil or clay; clayey.
(Ar`gil*lif"er*ous) a. [L. argilla white clay + -ferous.] Producing clay; applied to such
earths as abound with argil. Kirwan.
(Ar"gil*lite) n. [Gr. clay + - lite.] (Min.) Argillaceous schist or slate; clay slate. Its colors is bluish
or blackish gray, sometimes greenish gray, brownish red, etc. Ar`gil*lit"ic, a.
(Ar*gil`lo-are`e*na"ceous) a. Consisting of, or containing, clay and sand, as a soil.
(Ar*gil`lo-cal*ca"re*ous) a. Consisting of, or containing, clay and calcareous earth.
(Ar*gil`lo-fer*ru"gi*nous) a. Containing clay and iron.
(Ar*gil"lous) a. [L. argillosus, fr. argilla. See Argil.] Argillaceous; clayey. Sir T. Browne.
(Ar"give) a. [L. Argivus, fr. Argos, Argi.] Of or performance to Argos, the capital of Argolis in
Greece. n. A native of Argos. Often used as a generic term, equivalent to Grecian or Greek.
(||Ar"go) n. [L. Argo, Gr. .]
1. (Myth.) The name of the ship which carried Jason and his fifty-four companions to Colchis, in quest
of the Golden Fleece.
2. (Astron.) A large constellation in the southern hemisphere, called also Argo Navis. In modern astronomy
it is replaced by its three divisions, Carina, Puppis, and Vela.
(Ar*go"an) a. Pertaining to the ship Argo.