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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:, 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, Australian rhyming slang, 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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RomanizationEdit

china

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ちな

KalashaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

china

  1. Alternative spelling of čhína

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 f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective chino.

NounEdit

china f (plural chinas, masculine chino)

  1. A Chinese woman.

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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowing 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)