Origin of termite
Related Words for termitetick, vermin, pest, mite, bee, butterfly, gnat, dragonfly, moth, grasshopper, spider, cockroach, ant, mosquito, beetle, flea, aphid, ladybug, insect, rodent
Examples from the Web for termite
Contemporary Examples of termite
What drew you to the theme and why did you choose to set Lark & Termite in the past, and not say, during the current Iraq War?
Lark & Termite (Random House) marks a critical comeback for Phillips.
Historical Examples of termite
The different species of Termite are not equally industrious.The Industries of Animals
No doubt, to his own mind, he had placed them near one of the termite highways.
This type of termite was armored more poorly than the others.
If you knew what you were talking about, you wouldn't dismiss the termite so casually!
I've never happened to be in termite country, though I've heard tales about them.
Word Origin for termite
1849, back-formation from plural form termites (1781), from Modern Latin termites (three syllables), plural of termes (genitive termitis), a special use of Late Latin termes "woodworm, white ant," altered (by influence of Latin terere "to rub, wear, erode") from earlier Latin tarmes. Their nest is a terminarium (1863).