Definition for AR'GENT

AR'GENT, n. [L. argentum; Gr. αργυρος, silver, from αργος, white; Ir. arg, white; airgiod, silver, money; Fr. argent, money; Sans. rajatam, Qu.]

  1. The white color in coats of arms, intended to represent silver, or purity, innocence, beauty, or gentleness. – Encyc.
  2. adj. Silvery; of a pale white, like silver. – Johnson. Encyc.
  3. adj. Bright. Ask of yonder argent fields above. – Pope.

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