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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Argent  \Ar"gent\,  n.  [F.  argent,  fr  L.  argentum  silver;  akin 
  to  Gr  'a`rgyros  silver,  'argo`s,  'argh`s,  white,  bright, 
  Skr.  rajata  white,  silver,  raj  to  shine,  Ir  arg  white,  milk, 
  airgiod  silver,  money,  and  L.  arguere  to  make  clear.  See 
  {Argue}.] 
  1.  Silver,  or  money.  [Archaic] 
 
  2.  (Fig.  &  Poet.)  Whiteness;  anything  that  is  white. 
 
  The  polished  argent  of  her  breast.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  The  white  color  in  coats  of  arms,  intended  to 
  represent  silver,  or  figuratively,  purity,  innocence, 
  beauty,  or  gentleness;  --  represented  in  engraving  by  a 
  plain  white  surface.  --Weale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Argent  \Ar"gent\,  a. 
  Made  of  silver;  of  a  silvery  color;  white;  shining. 
 
  Yonder  argent  fields  above.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  argent 
  adj  :  lustrous  gray;  covered  with  or  tinged  with  the  color  of 
  silver;  "silvery  hair  [syn:  {silver},  {silvery},  {silverish}] 
  n  :  a  metal  tincture  used  in  heraldry  to  give  a  silvery 
  appearance 




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