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china

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noun chi·na \ˈchī-nə\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of china

  1. 1 :  porcelain; also :  vitreous porcelain wares (as dishes, vases, or ornaments) for domestic use

  2. 2 :  earthenware or porcelain tableware

Examples of china in a sentence

  1. She uses her good china when she has company for dinner.



Origin and Etymology of china

Persian chīnī Chinese porcelain


First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with china

mina, mynah



CHINA Defined for Kids

china

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noun chi·na \ˈchī-nə\

Definition of china for Students

  1. 1 :  porcelain

  2. 2 :  dishes of pottery or porcelain for use as tableware




China

geographical name Chi·na \ˈchī-nə\

Definition of China for Students

  1. 2 sea section of the W Pacific; divided into East China & South China seas




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