Formosan termite


For·mo·san termite

noun \fr-ˈmō-sən-, fər-, -zən-\

Definition of FORMOSAN TERMITE

:  a large termite (Coptotermes formosanus of the family Rhinotermitidae) native to Taiwan and nearby areas and introduced into Hawaii, California, and some southern United States states where it is a destructive pest of wooden structures —called also Formosan subterranean termite

Origin of FORMOSAN TERMITE

Formosa (Taiwan)
First Known Use: 1968

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