Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Formosa, a large island lying southeast of China, to which country it belongs.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Formosa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, Formosa or the natives of Formosa.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to Formosa or people of Formosa.
  • noun An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Formosa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language
  • noun the Austronesian languages spoken on Formosa

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Examples

  • There was also Sgt. Chiba who he said was a real animal - even the Formosan guards didn't like him.

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's

  • I was a bit nervous at first, because of the stories I had heard from the POWs about some of the Formosan guards and how they treated the POWs in those days.

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's

  • Indeed, in the past 10 years, the park has seen a resurgence in mountain wildlife including an increase in the number of a few endangered species such as the Mikado pheasant and the Formosan black bear.

    Taiwan's Greatest Ascent

  • Indeed, in the past 10 years, the park has seen a resurgence in mountain wildlife including an increase in the number of a few endangered species such as the Mikado pheasant and the Formosan black bear.

    Taiwan's Greatest Ascent

  • With encouragement from Formosan Chinese … the trustees have for several months conducted a drive to collect petitions for transfer to Formosa.

    How Wars end

  • Indeed, in the past 10 years, the park has seen a resurgence in mountain wildlife including an increase in the number of a few endangered species such as the Mikado pheasant and the Formosan black bear.

    Taiwan's Greatest Ascent

  • As if Formosan termites weren't bad enough (they devour everything, not just wood), now New Orleans, and Florida, are coming to grips with their latest visitor from Over There: defective drywall.

    Harry Shearer: Chinese Drywall and the Cost of Truth-Telling

  • As if Formosan termites weren't bad enough (they devour everything, not just wood), now New Orleans, and Florida, are coming to grips with their latest visitor from Over There: defective drywall.

    Harry Shearer: Chinese Drywall and the Cost of Truth-Telling

  • The essay was titled: The China impasse, a Formosan view PDF-format.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • As if Formosan termites weren't bad enough (they devour everything, not just wood), now New Orleans, and Florida, are coming to grips with their latest visitor from Over There: defective drywall.

    Harry Shearer: Chinese Drywall and the Cost of Truth-Telling

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