Muscovy definition

mŭskə-vē
A historical region and former principality in west-central Russia. Centered on Moscow, it was founded c. 1280 and existed as a separate entity until the 1500s, when it was united with another principality to form the nucleus of the early Russian empire. The name was then used for the expanded territory.
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(place) Former grand duchy, surrounding and including Moscow, that expanded into the Russian Empire under Ivan IV (16th cent.)
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Muscovy duck.
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