termite

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English[edit]

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termites

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from termites. Possibly from Latin termites (three syllables), plural of termes.

Also possible a derivation from Proto-Indo-European *term- (drill).

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Noun[edit]

termite (plural termites)

  1. A white bodied, wood-consuming insect of the infraorder Isoptera, in the order Blattodea.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

termite m, f (plural termites)

  1. termite (insect)

Usage notes[edit]

While most dictionaries give termite has masculine, it is commonly used as a feminine noun, due to the ending -ite.


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

termite m (plural termiti)

  1. termite

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