mica

noun
mi·​ca | \ ˈmī-kə How to pronounce mica (audio) \

Definition of mica

: any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves

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Other Words from mica

micaceous \ mī-​ˈkā-​shəs How to pronounce micaceous (audio) \ adjective

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With the warm reflective colors in the mahogany and the iridescent mica in the quartzite floor, the Hope house now glows like a lantern at twilight. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 With the warm reflective colors in the mahogany and the iridescent mica in the quartzite floor, the Hope house now glows like a lantern at twilight. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 With the warm reflective colors in the mahogany and the iridescent mica in the quartzite floor, the Hope house now glows like a lantern at twilight. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 With the warm reflective colors in the mahogany and the iridescent mica in the quartzite floor, the Hope house now glows like a lantern at twilight. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 With the warm reflective colors in the mahogany and the iridescent mica in the quartzite floor, the Hope house now glows like a lantern at twilight. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 With the warm reflective colors in the mahogany and the iridescent mica in the quartzite floor, the Hope house now glows like a lantern at twilight. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 Her father was an army officer and later a dealer in mica. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Diana Athill, Crushed by an Early Love Affair, Rewrote Herself a Happier Ending," 21 Feb. 2019 With the warm reflective colors in the mahogany and the iridescent mica in the quartzite floor, the Hope house now glows like a lantern at twilight. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of mica

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mica

New Latin, from Latin, grain, crumb; perhaps akin to Greek mikros small

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mica

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mica

: a mineral that separates easily into thin sheets

mica

noun
mi·​ca | \ ˈmī-kə How to pronounce mica (audio) \

Kids Definition of mica

: a mineral that easily breaks into very thin transparent sheets

mica

noun
mi·​ca | \ ˈmī-kə How to pronounce mica (audio) \

Medical Definition of mica

: any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves

Other Words from mica

micaceous \ mī-​ˈkā-​shəs How to pronounce micaceous (audio) \ adjective

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