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chinaware tableware, ornaments, or the like made of china.
chincapin variant of chinquapin.
chinch see "chinch bug." [2 definitions]
chinch bug a small black and white insect that is destructive to grains and grasses.
chinchilla a small South American rodent that resembles a squirrel. [4 definitions]
chine a backbone, esp. of an animal; spine. [4 definitions]
Chinese a native or citizen of China, or a descendant thereof. [4 definitions]
Chinese boxes a set of boxes of graded sizes, the smaller nested inside the larger.
Chinese cabbage an edible lettucelike plant with a long cylindrical head of light-colored crisp leaves.
Chinese checkers a board game for two to six players in which marbles are moved across a pattern of holes that resembles a six-pointed star.
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 an act signed into law in 1882 that barred Chinese laborers from immigrating to the U.S. for a period of ten years and, in addition, prohibited all Chinese immigrants from becoming naturalized citizens. Immigrants from China were not permitted naturalized citizenship until 1943.
Chinese lantern a collapsible lantern made of thin, often brightly decorated paper; Japanese lantern.
Chinese lantern plant a perennial plant grown for its orange, lantern-shaped, inflated seed casings; winter ground cherry.
Chinese puzzle an intricate, difficult puzzle or problem.
Chinese red a bright orange-red color.
Chink (offensive slang) a Chinese person.
chink1 a narrow crack; crevice; fissure. [3 definitions]
chink2 to make or cause to make a sharp, chimelike sound, as of two pieces of metal or glass striking together. [2 definitions]
chinkapin variant of chinquapin.
chinless combined form of chin.
chino a rough, cotton fabric with a twill weave. [2 definitions]