1. [ noun ] (geography) an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea
Synonyms: taiwan
Related terms: island South_China_Sea
2. [ noun ] (Chinese,geography) a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
Synonyms: Taiwan Republic_of_China Nationalist_China China
Related terms: island Chinese Taiwanese South_China_Sea Taichung Taipei
Similar spelling:   Formosan