There are 2 definitions of Muscovite in English:

Muscovite

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskəvʌɪt
 
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noun

  • 1A native or citizen of Moscow: Leon was a Muscovite by birth
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    • A native Muscovite adds: ‘It's difficult to say why it's like this in Russia - are things this bad because the men drink or do they drink because things are this bad?’
    • He is a Muscovite by birth, the son of a Soviet mathematician economist.
    • The people of St Petersburg considered the Muscovites to be a trifle primitive, while the citizens of Moscow regarded St Petersburg society as slightly alien and vaguely suspect.
  • 1.1 archaic A Russian.
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    • The outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars changed the fate of the British Muscovites.
    • Yet in the decades after World War II, Ukraine was arguably the most productive of the Soviet republics and Kiev was the provincial posting that Muscovites fought for.
    • Shown here with his gift of humor displaced by a sense of national loss, he meditates dejectedly on the capture of the Polish border town of Smolensk by the Muscovites in 1514.

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  • 1Relating to Moscow: two Muscovite women Muscovite traditions
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    • In his world - the world of a Muscovite professional - this meant that the city's middle class has finally broken through the cocoon of insecurity; it started earning and spending money.
    • During the first week of June, Muscovite fans flock to the shores of Lake Saimaa for an annual ballet fiesta that showcases the theater's most acclaimed productions.
    • The Muscovite tsars rose to power during Mongol rule not by fighting the Golden Horde, but conspiring against other Russian princes.
  • 1.1 archaic Relating to Russia.

Origin

from modern Latin Muscovita, from Muscovia (see Muscovy).

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There are 2 definitions of Muscovite in English:

muscovite

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskəvʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A silver-grey form of mica occurring in many rocks.
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    • The intervening host-rock layers are between 2 and 5 cm thick, being composed of biotite, sillimanite, garnet, muscovite, quartz and plagioclase.
    • This granulite consists of garnet, biotite, muscovite, quartz, plagioclase and cordierite.
    • They collected several pegmatite pockets in which topaz was associated with both clear and smoky quartz, microcline, albite, muscovite, fluorite, and cassiterite.

Origin

mid 19th century: from obsolete Muscovy glass (in the same sense) + -ite1.

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