This word means "silver" in French, and is always used in heraldry to designate that metal. In engraving English shields the part designated as argent is left white.
Related term(s): Heraldry; Tincture; Or; Vert; Azure; Pupure
Last modified: 07.04.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 28.