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

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History and Etymology for china poblana

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

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“China poblana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/china%20poblana. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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