Associations to the word «China»

Pictures for the word «China»


CHINA, proper noun. A country in East Asia, officially named the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国).
CHINA, proper noun. A region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
CHINA, proper noun. The civilization of the Chinese people.
CHINA, proper noun. (very rare) A female given name.
CHINA, noun. (uncountable) The root of a climbing plant, Smilax china L., once believed to have important medicinal properties.
CHINA, noun. (uncountable) Ceramic or porcelain.
CHINA, noun. (uncountable) Tableware made from china.
CHINA, noun. (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.
CHINA, noun. A glazed china marble in children's games.
CHINA, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) (countable) Mate (i.e., friend).
CHINA ASTER, noun. Callistephus chinensis, an ornamental plant native to China.
CHINA ASTERS, noun. Plural of China aster
CHINA CAP, noun. (cooking) a conical metal strainer.
CHINA CLAY, noun. Kaolin
CHINA CLAY, noun. Kaolin
CHINA CLAYS, noun. Plural of China clay
CHINA DOLL, noun. A stereotypically feminine and submissive young Asian woman.
CHINA DOLL, noun. An Asian tree or shrub grown for its glossy foliage in warm climates and everywhere else as a container plant, Radermachera sinica
CHINA DOLL, noun. A type of doll made at least partly out of glazed porcelain.
CHINA DOLLS, noun. Plural of China doll
CHINA HAND, noun. (historical) A 19th-century merchant in the treaty ports of China.
CHINA HAND, noun. Anyone with expert knowledge of the language, culture, and people of China.
CHINA HANDS, noun. Plural of China hand
CHINA MARKER, noun. A type of "grease pencil" or "wax pencil" that is perfect for marking dark or glossy surfaces. Most are Paper wrapped requiring no sharpening just peel the tear-string to reveal more marker. However, some are similar to a normal pencil having a wood casing with a hardened wax core. They mark easily on many porous and non-porous surfaces, great for writing on china, glass, metal, plastic, film, paper, rubber, or any smooth surface. Commonly used in art, sewing, handy work, and even in the health care industry to mark skin, due to the ease of removal. They are fade and water-resistant.
CHINA PENCIL, noun. A wax based pencil used for writing on shiny surfaces.
CHINA PROPER, proper noun. Parts of China excluding outer frontiers such as Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Northeast China, Inner Mongolia, etc.
CHINA ROSE, noun. A plant of the repeat-blooming Chinese rose species Rosa chinensis
CHINA ROSE, noun. The flower of such a plant.
CHINA ROSE, noun. A plant of one of the class of hybrids developed from Rosa chinensis
CHINA ROSE, noun. The flower of such a plant.
CHINA ROSE, noun. Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
CHINA ROSES, noun. Plural of China rose
CHINA SYNDROME, noun. (idiomatic) (nuclear physics) (uncountable) A hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.
CHINA SYNDROME, noun. (idiomatic) (countable) (nuclear physics) (possibly nonstandard) One instance of such a nuclear mishap.
CHINA SYNDROME, noun. (idiomatic) (countable) (sometimes fanciful) A behavior, policy, or situation characteristic of or involving China; an actual or potential catastrophe, especially one involving China.
CHINA SYNDROME, noun. (medicine) A rare disease, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but which has somewhat different characteristics and occurs in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.
CHINA SYNDROMES, noun. Plural of China syndrome
CHINA WATCHER, noun. A person who monitors current affairs in the People's Republic of China.
CHINA WATCHERS, noun. Plural of China watcher
CHINA WHITE, noun. (slang) α-Methylfentanyl, a recreational drug related to heroin.

Dictionary definition

CHINA, noun. A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world.
CHINA, noun. High quality porcelain originally made only in China.
CHINA, noun. A government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong.
CHINA, noun. Dishware made of high quality porcelain.

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