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[chahy-nuh-wair] /ˈtʃaɪ nəˌwɛər/
dishes, ornaments, etc., made of china.
Origin of chinaware
1625-35; china + ware1; replacing Cheney ware, probably < Hindi < Persian chīnī Chinese Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Glassware and chinaware should either be boiled or subjected to dry heat.

  • And he pointed to the fragments of chinaware that lay on the floor.

    Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer
  • The sound of a guitar strumming softly in the distance mingled with the clatter of chinaware and the babble of voices.

  • The chinaware is very fine, the painting and gilding good, and this ware also is very durable.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
  • Among the relics found at the Breen cabin are numerous pieces of old porcelain, and chinaware.

  • No, indeed; and I was a very foolish old jug to think of sticking myself in with the chinaware.

    Family Pride Mary J. Holmes
  • Orthoclase and microcline feldspar are used in the manufacture of porcelain and chinaware.

    Geology William J. Miller
  • Drawbacks were allowed on coffee and cocoanuts, but chinaware was no longer subject to drawback.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • Under the official classification, chinaware is rated first class if in boxes, and second class in casks.

  • On the basis of mere cost of service, it would seem as if boxes of chinaware should have a lower rating than casks.

British Dictionary definitions for chinaware


articles made of china, esp those made for domestic use
(modifier) made of china
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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