Definitions for: China


[n] high quality porcelain originally made only in China
[n] dishware made of china
[n] a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
[n] a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong



Webster (1913) Definition: Chi"na, n.
1. A country in Eastern Asia.

2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for
porcelain. See Porcelain.

China aster (Bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant.
See Aster.

China bean. See under Bean, 1.

China clay See Kaolin.

China grass, Same as Ramie.

China ink. See India ink.

China pink (Bot.), an anual or biennial species of
Dianthus (D. Chiensis) having variously colored single
or double flowers; Indian pink.

China root (Med.), the rootstock of a species of Smilax
(S. China, from the East Indies; -- formerly much
esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used
for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga and
Alpinia officinarum).

China rose. (Bot.)
(a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of
rose derived from the Rosa Indica, and perhaps other
species.
(b) A flowering hothouse plant (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China
and the east Indies.

China shop, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or
of crockery.

China ware, porcelain; -- so called in the 17th century
because brought from the far East, and differing from the
pottery made in Europe at that time; also, loosely,
crockery in general.

Pride of China, China tree. (Bot.) See Azedarach.

Synonyms: chinaware, Communist China, mainland China, Nationalist China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China, Republic of China, Taiwan

See Also: Amur, Amur River, Asia, Asian country, Asian nation, Beijing, bone china, Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra River, Canton, Canton River, capital of Red China, capital of Taiwan, Cathay, Chang, Chang Jiang, Changan, Chinese, Chinese Revolution, Chino-Japanese War, Chongqing, Chu Kiang, Chungking, crackle, crackle china, crackleware, crockery, dishware, Fengtien, Gan Jiang, Gansu, Great Wall, Great Wall of China, Guangzhou, Hangchow, Hangzhou, Hebei, Heilong Jiang, Hong Kong, Hopeh, Hopei, Hsian, Huang He, Hwang Ho, island, Kan River, Kansu, Kuangchou, Kuenlun, Kuenlun Mountains, Kunlun, Kunlun Mountains, Kwangchow, Loyang, Luoyang, Manchuria, Mekong, Mekong River, Moukden, Mukden, Nan Ling, Nanchang, Nan-chang, Nanjing, Nanking, Nanning, Nan-ning, Peiping, Peking, porcelain, Shanghai, Shenyang, Sian, Sichuan, Singan, South China Sea, Szechuan, Szechwan, Taichung, Taipei, Taiwanese, Tianjin, Tien Shan, T'ien-ching, Tientsin, Tyan Shan, willow-pattern, willowware, Xian, Yangtze, Yangtze Kiang, Yangtze River, Yellow River, Yunnan, Zhu Jiangi

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