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china closet

or china cabinet

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noun
  1. a cabinet or cupboard for storing or exhibiting chinaware.
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Origin of china closet

First recorded in 1765–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for china closet

Historical Examples

  • I don't remember you ever said anything about any china-closet.

    Shapes that Haunt the Dusk

    Various

  • Now that the china-closet was large enough, everything could find a place in it.

    The Peterkin Papers

    Lucretia P Hale

  • In the china-closet is an extension of the last-named table.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson

  • The pantry is separated from the china-closet by the cupboard of the former.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson

  • This necessitated going to the china-closet for a dish to put them on.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris