Meaning of CHINA in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtʃaɪnə ]

n. & adj. --n. 1 a kind of fine white or translucent ceramic ware, porcelain, etc. 2 things made from ceramic, esp. household tableware. 3 rhymingsl. one's 'mate', i.e. husband or wife (short for china plate). --adj. made of china. øchina clay kaolin. China tea smoke-cured tea from a small-leaved tea plant grown in China. [orig. China ware (from China in Asia): name f. Pers. chini]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.