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Meaning of CHINA

Pronunciation:  'chInu, 'chInu

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  1. [n]  high quality porcelain originally made only in China
  2. [n]  dishware made of china
  3. [n]  a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
  4. [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

CHINA is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
   (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}.

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