Origin of muscoviteformerly called Muscovy glass: see -ite
- Historical a person born or living in Muscovy
- a Russian
- a person born or living in Moscow
- of Muscovy
- of Moscow
Origin of muscoviteMuscovy glass, its former name + –ite1.
(countable and uncountable, plural muscovites)
In 1850 from Muscovy glass +"Ž -ite, from the province Muscovy in Russia. Named by James Dwight Dana.
(comparative more Muscovite, superlative most Muscovite)
1535. From Latin Moscovita (“resident of Moscow or Muscovy, Russian"), also Muscovita, Moschovita, from Moscovia or Muscovia (“Muscovy") + -ita.