from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region and former principality in west-central Russia. Centered on Moscow, it was founded c. 1280 and existed as a separate entity until the 16th century, when it was united with another principality to form the nucleus of the early Russian empire. The name was then used for the expanded territory.
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- proper n. The Russian territory around and ruled from Moscow by grand princes until it became the nucleus of a united Russia, which its dynasty ruled first as czars (kings) from Moscow, later as emperors from Saint Petersburg
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Muscovy duck or musk-duck. See duck, 1, and musk-duck, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Russian principality in the 13th to 16th centuries; Moscow was the capital
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