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china

noun chi·na \ˈchī-nə\

: 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

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

Origin of CHINA

Persian chīnī Chinese porcelain
First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with CHINA

CHINA Defined for Kids

china

noun chi·na \ˈchī-nə\

Definition of CHINA for Kids

1
:  porcelain
2
:  dishes of pottery or porcelain for use as tableware

China

geographical name Chi·na \ˈchī-nə\

Definition of CHINA for Kids

2
sea section of the W Pacific; divided into East China & South China seas
July 06, 2015
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absolute or relating to a category
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