muscovite

noun
mus·​co·​vite | \ ˈmə-skə-ˌvīt How to pronounce muscovite (audio) \

Definition of muscovite

1 capitalized
a : a native or resident of the ancient principality of Moscow or of the city of Moscow
2 [muscovy (glass)] : a colorless to pale brown form of mica consisting of a silicate of aluminum and potassium

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Muscovite adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Since the plan was announced three months ago, Muscovites like the Rumyantsevs have mobilized on social media and neighborhood groups to organize demonstrations, gather signatures for petitions and swap ideas on how to fight the plan. Sabra Ayres, latimes.com, "In Moscow, protesters fight to save a Soviet relic and their homes," 14 June 2017 Guggenberger is one of 1.6 million Muscovites who could be affected by a city plan to demolish their Soviet-era apartment buildings and replace them with modern high-rises. David Filipov, Washington Post, "Plan to relocate 1.6 million Muscovites turns middle-class Russians into protesters," 10 June 2017

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First Known Use of muscovite

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for muscovite

Medieval Latin or New Latin Muscovia, Moscovia Moscow

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“Muscovite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscovite. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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