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Argentina (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. A South American country that had its official name bestowed in 1816 as La Republica Argentina or "The Silver Republic", after silver was found there by Spanish explorers.
2. Etymology: from Latin argentum, "silver" or argentinus, "of silver"; a Latinized form of (Rio) de la Plata, from Spanish plata, "silver".
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