- 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.
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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
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
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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
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