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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. 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.
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|Noun||1.||muscovite - a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium|
damourite - a variety of muscovite
|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"|