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Formosa

[fawr-moh-suh] /fɔrˈmoʊ sə/
noun
1.
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Formosa

/fɔːˈməʊsə/
noun
1.
the former name of Taiwan
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Word Origin and History for Formosa
Formosa
old name of Taiwan, given by Portuguese, from Port. Formosa insula "beautiful island," from fem. of L. formosus "beautiful."
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