a small brown ant, Iridomyrmex humilis, introduced into the southern U.S. from South America: a household and fruit pest.
a native or inhabitant of Argentina. Argentina (usually preceded by the): They vacationed in the Argentine. of or relating to Argentina. Contemporary Examples In a World Cup warm-up game, the players held up a banner saying the islands were argentinean. The Never-Ending Falklands War: In Buenos Aires, A Museum’s Selective History Michael Luongo August 29, […]
a dark lead-gray sectile mineral, silver sulfide, Ag 2 S, occurring in crystals and as formless aggregates: an important ore of silver. Historical Examples The most important mineral of silver is the sulphide, argentite or “silver glance.” The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith In the weathering of mercury deposits, cinnabar behaves somewhat like […]
a combining form meaning “silver,” used in the formation of compound words: argento-cuprous sulfide.
argentophil argentophil ar·gen·to·phil (är-jěn’tə-fĭl) or ar·gen·to·phile (-fīl’) adj. Argyrophil.