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china British & World English

A fine white or translucent vitrified ceramic material

China British & World English

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

china English Thesaurus

a china cup

China Sea British & World 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 British & World English

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

bone china British & World English

White porcelain containing bone ash, made in Britain since about 1800

China aster British & World English

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

china blue British & World English

A pale greyish blue

china clay British & World English

Another term for kaolin.

China rose British & World English

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

china stone British & World English

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

china tree British & World English

Another term for chinaberry.

Indo-China British & World English

The peninsula of SE Asia containing Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaya, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam; especially, the part of this area consisting of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, which was a French dependency (French Indo-China) from 1862 to 1954

stone china British & World 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

Cochin-China British & World English

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

Poland China British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

Official name for Taiwan.

Great Wall of China British & World English

A fortified wall in northern China, extending some 2,400 km (1,500 miles) from Gansu 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 British & World English

Official name (since 1949) of China.

like a bull in a china shop British & World English

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

not for all the tea in China British & World English

There is nothing at all that could induce one to do something

chinaberry British & World English

A tall tree which bears fragrant lilac flowers and yellow berries, native to Asia and Australasia

chinaware British & World English

Dishes made of china

Cochin British & World English

A chicken of an Asian breed with feathery legs

Cochin China in Cochin2 British & World English

A chicken of an Asian breed with feathery legs

Dresden British & World English

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

Dresden china in Dresden2 British & World English

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

East China Sea in China Sea British & World 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 British & World 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

French Indo-China in Indo-China British & World English

The peninsula of SE Asia containing Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaya, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam; especially, the part of this area consisting of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, which was a French dependency (French Indo-China) from 1862 to 1954

like a bull in a china shop in bull1 British & World English

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

not for all the tea in China in tea British & World English

There is nothing at all that could induce one to do something


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