china poblana

noun, sometimes capitalized C&P
chi·​na po·​bla·​na | \ ¦chēnəpəˈblänə \

Definition of china poblana

: a colorful Mexican costume consisting of an embroidered white blouse and a red and green skirt with sequins

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for china poblana

Mexican Spanish, literally, bold and attractive mestizo woman of Puebla

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about china poblana

Statistics for china poblana

Cite this Entry

“China poblana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

Comments on china poblana

What made you want to look up china poblana? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!