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A native or resident of Moscow or Muscovy.
Of or relating to Moscow, Muscovy, or the Muscovites.


A potassium aluminum silicate mineral, KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2, the most common form of mica, which ranges from colorless or pale yellow to gray and brown, has a pearly luster, and is used as an insulator. Also called white mica.

[Muscovy glass, its former name + -ite.]


(Minerals) 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: KAl2(AlSi3)O10(OH)2. Crystal structure: monoclinic. See also mica
[C19: from the phrase Muscovy glass, an early name for mica]


(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Moscow
1. (Peoples) an archaic word for Russian
2. (Languages) an archaic word for Russian


(ˈmʌs kəˌvaɪt)

1. a native or inhabitant of Moscow.
2. a native or inhabitant of the Grand Duchy of Muscovy.
3. (l.c.) common light-colored mica, essentially KAl3Si3O10(OH)2, used as an electrical insulator.
5. of or pertaining to Moscow, Muscovy, or the Muscovites.


A usually colorless to pale-gray mineral composed mostly of a silicate of potassium and aluminum. Muscovite is one of the most common forms of mica.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muscovite - a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium
damourite - a variety of muscovite
isinglass, mica - any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
2.Muscovite - a resident of Moscow
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
Adj.1.Muscovite - of or relating to the residents of Moscow; "Muscovite street dealers"


A. Nmoscovita mf
B. ADJmoscovita


adjMoskauer; (Hist) → moskowitisch
nMoskauer(in) m(f); (Hist) → Moskowiter(in) m(f)
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The terror-stricken Muscovite scurried like a hunted rabbit through the hole that still gaped in the boma's wall at the point where his own prey had escaped, and as Tarzan approached the camp upon the opposite side Rokoff disappeared into the jungle in the wake of Jane Clayton.
To luncheon there were expected that day a Monsieur Mezentsov, a French lady, and an Englishman; for, whenever money was in hand, a banquet in Muscovite style was always given.
In short, he told us there was a great caravan of Muscovite and Polish merchants in the city, preparing to set out on their journey by land to Muscovy, within four or five weeks; and he was sure we would take the opportunity to go with them, and leave him behind, to go back alone.
It is true that Homerus begged through the Greek towns, and that Naso died in exile among the Muscovites.
He had long been thinking of entering the army and would have done so had he not been hindered, first, by his membership of the Society of Freemasons to which he was bound by oath and which preached perpetual peace and the abolition of war, and secondly, by the fact that when he saw the great mass of Muscovites who had donned uniform and were talking patriotism, he somehow felt ashamed to take the step.
To his north would be Flanders and the country of the Eastlanders and of the Muscovites.
The 22-year-old Muscovite finished 16th in last year's rankings earning a career-best $725,948.
In Muscovite Russia the country around Kiev became known as Ukraine ('borderland').
In order to constrain the petrogenesis and thermal history of the pegmatite, samples of tantalite, molybdenite, and muscovite were collected for U-Pb, Re-Os, and [sup.
Highly recommended reading for armchair travelers and students of Muscovite history.
Mr Smolenski, a Muscovite, was formerly a director of Bank OVK.
Here Tarasov expertly describes the rise of Old Belief and the tear in the hitherto seamless cloth of Muscovite society, and how religious sensibilities reflecting this are manifested in icons.