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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A native or resident of Moscow or Muscovy.
  • adjective Of or relating to Moscow, Muscovy, or the Muscovites.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Muscovy or the principality of Moscow, or, by extension, of Russia.
  • noun [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.
  • noun [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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian.
  • noun An inhabitant of Moscow.
  • noun (Min.) Common potash mica, essentially KAl3Si3O10(OH)2. It is used as an electrical insulator. See Mica.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An inhabitant or native of Muscovy or Moscow.
  • noun archaic A Russian.
  • adjective Of or relating to Muscovy or Moscow, or the people of these places.
  • adjective Russian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium
  • adjective of or relating to the residents of Moscow
  • noun a resident of Moscow

Etymologies

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1535. From Latin Moscovita ("resident of Moscow or Muscovy, Russian"), also Muscovita, Moschovita < Moscovia or Muscovia ("Muscovy") + -ita.

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