1. [syn: china clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra alba]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
China \Chi"na\, n.
1. A country in Eastern Asia.
2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for
porcelain. See Porcelain.
China aster (Bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant.
China bean. See under Bean, 1.
China clay See Kaolin.
China grass, Same as Ramie.
China ink. See India ink.
China pink (Bot.), an anual or biennial species of
Dianthus (Dianthus Chiensis) having variously colored
single or double flowers; Indian pink.
China root (Med.), the rootstock of a species of Smilax
(Smilax China, from the East Indies; -- formerly much
esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used
for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga and
China rose. (Bot.)
(a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of
rose derived from the Rosa Indica, and perhaps other
(b) A flowering hothouse plant (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China
and the east Indies.
China shop, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or
Pride of China, China tree. (Bot.) See Azedarach.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of
aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as
an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper) [syn: china
clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain
clay, terra alba]