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[muhs-kuh-vee] /ˈmʌs kə vi/

Also called Grand Duchy of Muscovy. a principality founded c1271 and centered on the ancient city of . Its rulers gradually gained control over the neighboring Great Russian principalities and established the Russian Empire under the czars.
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a Russian principality (13th to 16th centuries), of which Moscow was the capital
an archaic name for Russia, Moscow

from French Moscovie, from Modern Latin Moscovia, old name of Russia, from Russian Moskova “(Principality of) Moscow.” In Muscovy duck (1650s) and certain other uses it is a corruption of musk. Related: Muscovite.


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