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[mahy-key-shuh s]
  1. consisting of, containing, or resembling mica.
  2. of or relating to mica.
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Origin of micaceous

First recorded in 1765–75; mic(a) + -aceous
Related formsun·mi·ca·ceous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for micaceous

Historical Examples

  • The very soil, full of micaceous fragments, sparkles at our feet.

    Stray Studies from England and Italy

    John Richard Greene

  • By far the largest portion of it is in the shape of the micaceous oxyde.

    The Indian in his Wigwam

    Henry R. Schoolcraft

  • Not ordinary black paint, but micaceous, and glittering when ground.

    Seven Mohave Myths

    A. L. Kroeber

  • Allied to C. micaceus; differs in squamulose and not micaceous p.

  • Her eyes flattened, distended, and sparked like micaceous rock in the dark.