Meaning of CHINA in English

CHINA

/ ˈtʃaɪnə; NAmE / noun [ U ]

1.

white clay which is baked and used for making delicate cups, plates, etc. :

a china vase

—see also bone china

2.

cups, plates, etc. that are made of china :

She got out the best china.

IDIOMS

see bull , tea

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (as an adjective): from Persian chīnī relating to China, where it was originally made.

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