Origin of mica
Examples from the Web for mica
Among them Mica Mosbacher, who is now a regent at the University of Houston.
But Mica also wisely created a provision that allowed airports to opt-out of the TSA and use private screeners instead.
In excavating in the central mound, we are assured that small pieces Of mica were found abundantly mixed with the soil.The Prehistoric World|E. A. Allen
The consequence was a vibration of the mica diaphragm to which the stylus was attached.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro
It is thus, thought we, that our manufacturers of fancy wax deal by their mica.Leading Articles on Various Subjects|Hugh Miller
The shining substance which he had supposed was silver, was nothing but a worthless species of mica, or quartz.Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi|John S. C. Abbott
They wore ornaments of crystal, quartz, and mica, such as would attract and reflect the rays of the sun.The Log School-House on the Columbia|Hezekiah Butterworth
British Dictionary definitions for mica
Word Origin for mica
Word Origin and History for mica
1706, from specialized use of Latin mica "crumb, bit, morsel, grain," originally *smika (form probably influenced by Latin micare "to flash, glitter"), from PIE *smik- "small" (cf. Greek smikros, Attic mikros "small;" Old High German smahi "littleness"). Related: Micaceous "containing mica."