Simple Definition of china
: a hard white material that is made of baked clay and used to make plates, bowls, etc.
: plates, bowls, cups, etc., that are made of china
Full Definition of china
1 : porcelain; also : vitreous porcelain wares (as dishes, vases, or ornaments) for domestic use
2 : earthenware or porcelain tableware
Examples of china in a sentence
She uses her good china when she has company for dinner.
Origin of china
Persian chīnī Chinese porcelain
First Known Use: 1579
CHINA Defined for Kids
Definition of China for Students
2 sea section of the W Pacific; divided into East China & South China seas
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