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china US English

A fine white or translucent vitrified ceramic material

China US English

A country in eastern Asia, the third largest and most populous in the world; population 1,338,613,000 (est. 2009); capital, Beijing; language, Chinese (Mandarin is the official form)

china US Thesaurus

a cup made of fine china

China Sea US English

The part of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of China, divided by the island of Taiwan into the East China Sea in the north and the South China Sea in the south

China tea US English

Tea made from a small-leaved type of tea plant grown in China, typically flavored by smoke curing or the addition of flower petals

bone china US English

Fine china made of clay mixed with bone ash

China aster US English

A Chinese plant of the daisy family, cultivated for its bright showy flowers

china blue US English

A pale grayish blue

china clay US English

Another term for kaolin.

China rose US English

A Chinese rose that was introduced into Europe in the 19th century

china stone US English

Partly kaolinized granite containing plagioclase feldspar, ground and mixed with kaolin to make porcelain

china tree US English

Another term for chinaberry.

Indo-China US English

A peninsula in Southeast Asia that consists of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaya, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam; especially the part of this area that includes Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam

stone china US English

A kind of very hard earthenware resembling porcelain

Indo-China New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaya, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam

china marker US English

A waxy pencil used to write on china, glass, or other hard surfaces

Cochin-China US English

The former name for the southern region of what is now Vietnam. Part of French Indo-China from 1862, it became a French overseas territory in 1946 and then merged officially with Vietnam in 1949

Poland China US English

A US breed of hog that is black with white markings

Cochin-China New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

former name for southern Vietnam

China syndrome US English

A hypothetical sequence of events following the meltdown of a nuclear reactor, in which the core melts through its containment structure and deep into the earth

China, Republic of US English

Official name for Taiwan.

Great Wall of China US English

A fortified wall in northern China, extending some 1,500 miles (2,400 km) from Kansu province to the Yellow Sea north of Beijing. It was first built circa 210 bc, as a protection against nomad invaders. The present wall dates from the Ming dynasty

People's Republic of China US English

Official name (since 1949) of China.

like a bull in a china shop US English

Behaving recklessly and clumsily in a place or situation where one is likely to cause damage or injury

chinaberry US English

A tall tree of the mahogany family native to Asia and Australasia, bearing fragrant lilac flowers and yellow berries. It has become naturalized in parts of North America

chinaware US English

Dishes made of china

Cochin US English

A chicken of an Asian breed with feathery legs

Cochin China in Cochin2 US English

A chicken of an Asian breed with feathery legs

Dresden US English

Porcelain ware with elaborate decoration and delicate colorings, made originally at Dresden and (since 1710) at nearby Meissen

Dresden china in Dresden2 US English

Porcelain ware with elaborate decoration and delicate colorings, made originally at Dresden and (since 1710) at nearby Meissen

East China Sea in China Sea US English

The part of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of China, divided by the island of Taiwan into the East China Sea in the north and the South China Sea in the south

South China Sea in China Sea US English

The part of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of China, divided by the island of Taiwan into the East China Sea in the north and the South China Sea in the south

like a bull in a china shop in bull1 US English

Behaving recklessly and clumsily in a place or situation where one is likely to cause damage or injury


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