Origin of termite
Examples from the Web for 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.
This type of termite was armored more poorly than the others.
The termite team whirled around; the ruler stared, as though in sudden realization of danger.
Also many Neuroptera, and termite cone studding the face of the country.The Highlands of Ethiopia|William Cornwallis Harris
Two (♂ and ♀), caught at Termite Cemetery were banded and released.
His spear clanged on iron-hard horn as the termite swung its unwieldy head to protect its unarmored body.
British Dictionary definitions for termite
Word Origin for termite
Word Origin and History 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).