[ fawr-mahy-kuh ]
/ fɔrˈmaɪ kə /
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a brand of thermosetting plastic, usually used in transparent or printed sheets as a chemicalproof and heatproof covering for furniture, wall panels, etc.
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Words nearby Formica
form factor, formfitting, formful, form genus, formic, Formica, formic acid, formicarium, formicary, formicate, formication
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How to use Formica in a sentence
Well, these Formica fusca folks are as different from that Arkansas man as anything you could imagine.
In the world of science, the ant goes by her Latin name, Formica, and the whole family is known as the Formicid.
The Red Ant (Formica rufa) is singularly adroit in seizing the droplet left it by the plant-louse.
The Jet Ant (Formica fuliginosa) excavates wood, hollowing out its labyrinth in the trunk of a tree with consummate skill.
The following are the principal species of the genus Formica.
British Dictionary definitions for Formica
/ (fɔːˈmaɪkə) /
trademark any of various laminated plastic sheets, containing melamine, used esp for heat-resistant surfaces that can be easily cleaned
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