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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India's mica belt is among the poorest regions in the country and has high rates of illiteracy and unemployment. Jocelyn C. Zuckerman, Marie Claire, "Is Your Makeup the Result of Child Labor?," 16 Oct. 2018 Pink quartz mica blurs imperfections and gives all three formulas a rosy glow, similar to the color of the Grand Tetons at sunrise and sunset. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "Meet the Powerful Natural Skin-Care Line That’s Making “Wildcrafted in Wyoming” a Thing," 29 Nov. 2018 Traces of the mineral mica, mined by children's hands. Jocelyn C. Zuckerman, Marie Claire, "Is Your Makeup the Result of Child Labor?," 16 Oct. 2018 Purchase bread baked in a pueblo oven called a horno and handmade crafts, including silver jewelry, mica-flecked pottery, and moccasins and drums made of animal hides. - - - Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Est. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites," 4 May 2018 Connecticut has 304 identified mineral deposits, the most commonly listed are feldspar, iron, and mica. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 1 May 2018 The texture is velvety and doesn’t dry out, and the mica is so fine that there aren’t any obvious chunks of glitter or shimmer. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Buy These 9 Beauty Products on Sale Now, and Make Summer Last a Little Longer," 30 Aug. 2017 Two massive filigreed metal and mica sconces are in the main bathroom. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Pieces of history make this Detroit loft special," 8 July 2017 People would be surprised to learn: Today’s finishes can incorporate glass beads, sheets of mica, glitter and reflective materials, foils, and interesting patterns. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Kass Wilson: A designer’s resource," 15 Apr. 2017

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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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micaceous iron ore

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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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