Meaning of Muscovite

Mus•co•vite

Pronunciation: (mus'ku-vīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Moscow.
  2. a native or inhabitant of the Grand Duchy of Muscovy.
  3. (l.c.)common light-colored mica, essentially KAlSiO(OH), used as an electrical insulator.
  4. a Russian.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Moscow, Muscovy, or the Muscovites.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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