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See also: China and čhína

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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, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , 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, Australia, South Africa, countable) Mate (i.e., friend).
    All right, me old china?
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VerbEdit

china

  1. third-person singular past historic of chiner

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

china f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective chino.

NounEdit

china f (plural chine)

  1. slope, decline, descent
    Synonyms: pendio, declivio, discesa
  2. cinchona (tree)
  3. Indian ink

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VerbEdit

china

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

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

china

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ちな

KalashaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

china

  1. Alternative spelling of čhína

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Spanish china, from Quechua china (female).

NounEdit

china f (plural chinas)

  1. (Rio Grande do Sul) a woman, especially one of Native American descent

Etymology 2Edit

From China.

NounEdit

china m, f (plural chinas)

  1. (dated or informal) Chinaman; Chinese; someone from China
    Synonyms: chinês

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the infantile/nursery word chin, a children's guessing game.

NounEdit

china f (plural chinas)

  1. Pebble, small stone usually rounded
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Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

china

  1. Feminine singular of adjective chino.

NounEdit

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

  1. A Chinese woman.

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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Quechua china (female).

NounEdit

china f (plural chinas)

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

Etymology 4Edit

Allusion to the orange fruit's Asian origin (as in sinensis in Citrus sinensis).

NounEdit

china f (plural chinas)

  1. (Puerto Rico) orange (fruit)