micaceous

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EtymologyEdit

mica +‎ -aceous. From Latin mīca (grain, crumb). Often erroneously associated with Latin micō (to twinkle, glitter) and hence with English micacious.

AdjectiveEdit

micaceous (comparative more micaceous, superlative most micaceous)

  1. Of, pertaining to, consisting of, containing or resembling mica.
  2. (figuratively) sparkling; brilliant
    The book review was a micaceous example of perfection.
Last modified on 8 February 2014, at 14:42