from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or resident of Moscow or Muscovy.
- adj. Of or relating to Moscow, Muscovy, or the Muscovites.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inhabitant or native of Muscovy or Moscow.
- n. A Russian.
- adj. Of or relating to Muscovy or Moscow, or the people of these places.
- adj. Russian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian.
- n. An inhabitant of Moscow.
- n. Common potash mica, essentially KAl3Si3O10(OH)2. It is used as an electrical insulator. See Mica.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Muscovy or the principality of Moscow, or, by extension, of Russia.
- n. [lowercase] In mineralogy, common or potash mica (see mica), a silicate of aluminium and potassium, with the latter element in part replaced by hydrogen; the light-colored mica, varying from nearly white to pale smoky brown, which is characteristic of granite, gneiss, and other related crystalline rocks: formerly calledMuscovy glass.
- n. [lowercase] The desman or Muscovitic rat.
- Of or pertaining to Muscovy, or Moscow, a former principality in central Russia, and the nucleus of the Russian empire; by extension, of or pertaining to Russia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium
- adj. of or relating to the residents of Moscow
- n. a resident of Moscow
1535. From Latin Moscovita ("resident of Moscow or Muscovy, Russian"), also Muscovita, Moschovita < Moscovia or Muscovia ("Muscovy") + -ita. (Wiktionary)