a laminated, heat-resistant thermosetting plastic used for table and sink tops, etc.
Origin of Formicaorigin, originally uncertain
[f-] a surface of such plastic
A trademark for laminated sheeting of synthetic resin typically used as a surface on tables and counters.
Coined in 1913 as a name for the material and the company producing it. Formica was originally intended as a replacement “for mica”, which was then commonly used for electrical insulation.