argenteous

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin argenteus or formed from Latin argentum, suffixed with -ous.

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argenteous (not comparable)

  1. (formal) Silvery.
    • 1803, Taylor & Francis, Limited, The Philosophical Magazine: A Journal of Theoretical, Experimental and Applied Physics, Volume 15
      4th, A portion properly evaporated furnished small crystals of acetite of zinc in argenteous leaves, which affected no regular form.
    • 1841, William Yarrell, A history of British fishes - Volume 2
      [] the sub-orbital bone occupies nearly the anterior inferior half of the orbit, and is of a beautiful argenteous lustre, like the operculum.
    • 1922, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, The Australian Zoologist - Volume 3
      Occiput reddish, rather shining above, with an elongate argenteous spot in the middle, extended from the neck to the postvertical []

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