Formosan
Formosan Formosan prop. adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, Formosa or the natives of Formosa; as, The native Formosan population now forms a minority on their own island..

Syn: Taiwanese, Chinese. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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