1. Proper noun.  A country in East Asia, officially named the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国).
  2. Proper noun.  A region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  3. Proper noun.  The civilization of the Chinese people.
  4. Noun.  (uncountable) The root of a climbing plant, ''Smilax china'' L., once believed to have important medicinal properties.
  5. Noun.  (uncountable) Ceramic or porcelain .
  6. Noun.  (uncountable) Tableware made from china.
  7. 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.
  8. Noun.  A glazed china marble in children's games.
  9. Noun.  (CRS, countable) Mate (i.e., friend).

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