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muscovite

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noun mus·co·vite \ˈməs-kə-ˌvīt\

Definition of muscovite

  1. 1 capitalized a :  a native or resident of the ancient principality of Moscow or of the city of Moscow b :  russian

  2. 2 [muscovy (glass)] :  a colorless to pale brown form of mica consisting of a silicate of aluminum and potassium

Muscovite

adjective


Origin and Etymology of muscovite

Medieval Latin or New Latin Muscovia, Moscovia Moscow


First Known Use: 1535


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