Chinese

adj. & n.
—adj. a of or relating to China. b of Chinese descent.
—n.
1 the Chinese language.
2 (pl. same) a a native or national of China. b a person of Chinese descent.
Phrases and idioms:
Chinese cabbage = Chinese leaf. Chinese gooseberry = kiwi fruit. Chinese lantern
1 a collapsible paper lantern.
2 a solanaceous plant, Physalis alkekengi, bearing white flowers and globular orange fruits enclosed in an orange-red papery calyx. Chinese leaf a lettuce-like cabbage, Brassica chinensis. Chinese puzzle a very intricate puzzle or problem. Chinese water chestnut see water chestnut 2. Chinese white zinc oxide as a white pigment.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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