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Formosan termite

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noun For·mo·san termite \fȯr-ˈmō-sən-, fər-, -zən-\

Definition of Formosan termite

  1. :  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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