Muscovy
geographical name 1. the principality of Moscow (founded 1295) which in 15th century came to dominate Russia 2. — see Russia 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Muscovy — from Fr. Moscovie, from Mod.L. Moscovia, old name of Russia, from Rus. Moskova (Principality of) Moscow. In Muscovy duck (1650s) and certain other uses it is a corruption of MUSK (Cf. musk). Related: Muscovite …   Etymology dictionary

  • Muscovy — [mus′kə vē] 1. former grand duchy, surrounding and including Moscow, that expanded into the Russian Empire under Ivan IV (16th cent.) 2. former name for RUSSIA …   English World dictionary

  • Muscovy — /mus keuh vee/, n. 1. Also called Grand Duchy of Muscovy. a principality founded c1271 and centered on the ancient city of Moscow. Its rulers gradually gained control over the neighboring Great Russian principalities and established the Russian… …   Universalium

  • Muscovy — Mus•co•vy [[t]ˈmʌs kə vi[/t]] n. 1) geg Also called Grand Duchy of Muscovy a principality founded c1271 and centered on Moscow: gained control over the neighboring Great Russian principalities and established the Russian Empire under the czars.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Muscovy — n. archaic Russia. Phrases and idioms: Muscovy duck a tropical American duck, Cairina moschata, having a small crest and red markings on its head. Etymology: obs. F Muscovie f. mod.L Moscovia f. Russ. Moskva Moscow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muscovy — noun The Russian territory around and ruled from Moscow by grand princes until it became the nucleus of a united Russia, which its dynasty ruled first as czars (kings) from Moscow, later as emperors from Saint Petersburg …   Wiktionary

  • Muscovy — [ mʌskəvi] noun archaic Russia. Origin from obs. Fr. Muscovie, from mod. L Moscovia, from Russ. Moskva Moscow …   English new terms dictionary

  • muscovy — mus·co·vy …   English syllables

  • Muscovy — /ˈmʌskəvi/ (say muskuhvee) noun (in Russian history) a principality having as its capital the ancient city of Moscow. –Muscovitic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Muscovy Duck — Male (left) and female (right) in Texas, USA. Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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