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china

See also: China

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Etymology 1Edit

After the country China.

NounEdit

china (countable and uncountable, plural chinas)

  1. (uncountable) The root of a climbing plant, Smilax china L., once believed to have important medicinal properties.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.5.1.v:
      China, saith Manardus, makes a good colour in the face, takes away melancholy, and all infirmities proceeding from cold [...].
  2. (uncountable) Ceramic or porcelain
  3. (uncountable) Tableware made from china.
  4. (countable, music) A cymbal, flattened at the perimeter, about 16 to 20 inches (40 to 50 centimetres) across, that is ridden or crashed to produce a distinctive "trashy" sound.
  5. A glazed china marble in children's games.
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Etymology 2Edit

From china plate.

NounEdit

china (plural chinas)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang, countable) Mate (i.e., friend).
    All right, me old china?
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china

  1. third-person singular past historic of chiner

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AdjectiveEdit

china sg

  1. feminine form of chino

NounEdit

china f (plural chine)

  1. slope, decline, descent
  2. cinchona (tree)
  3. Indian ink

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VerbEdit

china

  1. third-person singular present tense of chinare
  2. second-person singular imperative of chinare

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Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

china f (plural chinas)

  1. Pebble, small stone usually rounded

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

china f (masculine chino, feminine plural chinas, masculine plural chinos)

  1. feminine form of chino

NounEdit

china f (plural chinas, masculine chino)

  1. A Chinese woman.

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Etymology 3Edit

From Quechua china (female).

NounEdit

china f (plural chinas)

  1. (pejorative, South America) female servant in a hacienda.