- a native or inhabitant of Moscow.
- a native or inhabitant of the Grand Duchy of Muscovy.
- Also called white mica. (lowercase) Mineralogy. common light-colored mica, essentially KAl3Si3O10(OH)2, used as an electrical insulator.
- Archaic. a Russian.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Moscow, Muscovy, or the Muscovites.
Origin of Muscovite
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A year ago, she was dating a Muscovite and considering moving there to advance her career as a fashion designer.Kiev Defiant at Russian Aggression
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For a young Muscovite girl, for example, with whom you schoolkids have been exchanging letters of friendship.Ismail Kadare: How I Write
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My forefathers have tasted more than once of Muscovite generosity.The Traitors
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When I visited the Muscovite realm in after years I was more kindly received.Memoirs
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- a pale brown, or green, or colourless mineral of the mica group, found in plutonic rocks such as granite and in sedimentary rocks. It is used in the manufacture of lubricants, insulators, paints, and Christmas "snow". Composition: potassium aluminium silicate. Formula: KAl 2 (AlSi 3)O 10 (OH) 2 . Crystal structure: monoclinicSee also mica
C19: from the phrase Muscovy glass, an early name for mica
- a native or inhabitant of Moscow
- an archaic word for Russian
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- A usually colorless to yellow or pale-gray mica. Muscovite is a monoclinic mineral and is found in igneous rocks, such as granites and pegmatites, metamorphic rocks, such as schists and gneisses, and in many sedimentary rocks. Chemical formula: KAl2(AlSi3)O10(OH)2.
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