Examples from the Web for formosa
Historical Examples of formosa
They raise the cane and make sugar in Formosa and the southern provinces.
Rice paper is made of the pith of a tree found only in Formosa.
All civilians on the islands who wished to go to Formosa were taken there.The Golden Judge
The Empress of Formosa will dock on Monday—about—nine in the morning.Athalie
Robert W. Chambers
Can this scene be duplicated in Formosa and Korea, where the Japanese hold sway?Flash-lights from the Seven Seas
William L. Stidger
- the former name of Taiwan
Word Origin and History for formosa
old name of Taiwan, given by Portuguese, from Portuguese Formosa insula "beautiful island," from fem. of Latin formosus "beautiful, handsome, finely formed," from forma (see form (n.)).