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Noun: china  chI-nu
  1. High quality porcelain originally made only in China
     
  2. Dishware made of high quality porcelain
    - chinaware
     
  3. [Brit] (informal) a friend
Noun: China  chI-nu
  1. A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
    - People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC, Cathay [archaic]
     
  2. 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
    - Taiwan, Nationalist China, Republic of China, Chinese Taipei

Derived forms: chinas

Type of: Asian country, Asian nation, crockery, dishware [US], island, porcelain

Part of: Asia, South China Sea

Encyclopedia: China, PRC