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 Empire under the czars.
2. Archaic. Moscow.
3. Archaic. Russia.

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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•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 — 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

  • 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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