ar·​gent | \ ˈär-jənt How to pronounce argent (audio) \

Definition of argent

1 archaic : the metal silver also : whiteness
2 : the heraldic color silver or white

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argent adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web But argent also means silver in French — a fitting name for a company that exists to help women succeed in the business world. Kiki Georgiou, The Cut, "Meet the Official Workwear Brand of Powerful Women," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of argent

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for argent

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin argentum; akin to Greek argyros silver, argos white, Sanskrit rajata whitish, silvery

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“Argent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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