chi·na·ware | \ˈchī-nə-ˌwer \

Definition of chinaware 

: tableware made of china

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Created exclusively for Vogue by event designer David Stark, the flowers, chinaware, and table linens included will kick-start your own thinking. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "Foliage Forward: 4 Beautiful Tablescapes to Inspire Your Fall Entertaining," 5 Oct. 2017 Many of the chinaware products available today are beautiful, with an undeniably classic aesthetic. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "The Time Has Come to Reconsider Your Grandma’s Favorite Type of Porcelain," 27 Sep. 2017

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1634, in the meaning defined above

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