A descriptive term referring to any silvery substance. Argentine is most often used to refer to the silvery fish scales used to make imitation pearls.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998