china

noun chi·na \ ˈchī-nə \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of china

1 : porcelain; also : vitreous porcelain wares (such as dishes, vases, or ornaments) for domestic use
2 : earthenware or porcelain tableware

Examples of china in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of china

Persian chīnī Chinese porcelain



CHINA Defined for English Language Learners

china

noun

Definition of china for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CHINA Defined for Kids

china

noun chi·na \ ˈchī-nə \

Definition of china for Students

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


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