- Home to cultural and architectural wonders and famous for its fine white china, the German city of Dresden still shone despite six years of war.
- Gackt smiled as he sipped his tea from a little blue and white china cup.
- Lady Holland dies as she is sipping tea from her fine china cup in her elegant little parlor.
- With Christmas only a few weeks away, customers of the Main Street Store can check out the wide selection of gifts, china, household and curtains now located on the ground floor.
- They've bagged much-coveted trophies like china, silver flatware and crystal from the first class dining area.
- It is industry policy not to place clean china, flatware, or glassware on the floor.
late 16th century (as an adjective): from Persian chīnī used attributively relating to China, where it was originally made.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Chinese civilization stretches back until at least the 3rd millennium bc, the country being ruled by a series of dynasties until the Qing (or Manchu) dynasty was overthrown by Sun Yat-sen in 1911; China was proclaimed a republic the following year. After World War II, the Kuomintang government of Chiang Kai-shek was overthrown by the Communists under Mao Zedong, and the People’s Republic of China was declared in 1949. Market-oriented reforms were introduced in the last quarter of the twentieth century
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.