Meaning of CHINA in English


chi ‧ na /ˈtʃaɪnə/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Persian ; Origin: chini 'Chinese' ; because it was originally made in China ]

1 . a hard white substance produced by baking a type of clay at a high temperature:

china teacups

2 . ( also chi·na·ware /ˈtʃaɪnəweə $ -wer/) plates, cups etc made of china:

I’ll get my best china out.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.