Russian vs Muscovy - What's the difference?

russian | muscovy |

As nouns the difference between russian and muscovy

is that russian is a person from russia while muscovy is muscovy duck.

As a proper noun russian

is the russian language.

As an adjective russian

is of or pertaining to russia.


Alternative forms

* (abbreviation):


(en noun)
  • A person from Russia.
  • An ethnic Russian: a member of the East Slavic ethnic group which is native to, and constitutes the majority of the population of, Russia.
  • A domestic cat breed.
  • A cat of this breed.
  • A type of juggling ball with a hard outer shell, filled with salt, sand or another similar substance.
  • Derived terms

    * Russianize / Russianise ** Russianization / Russianisation

    See also


    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The Russian language.
  • See also

    * (ru)


    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to Russia.
  • Of or pertaining to the Russian language.
  • (dated) Of or pertaining to Rus.
  • Derived terms

    * Russian roulette * White Russian * Russian minutes

    See also

    ; Russian alphabet (Cyrillic) Vocabulary * Language list



    Proper noun

    (en proper 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
  • Derived terms

    * Muscovian