from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or containing mica; resembling mica or partaking of its properties, especially that of occurring in foliated masses consisting of separable laminæ: as, micaceous structure.
  • Figuratively, sparkling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or containing, mica; splitting into laminæ or leaves like mica.

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

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, consisting of, or containing mica.
  • adjective Resembling mica, laminated, sparkling.
  • adjective figuratively sparkling; brilliant

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

  • adjective hydrous silicates of or relating to or resembling mica


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