- dishes, ornaments, etc., made of china.
Origin of chinaware
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Examples from the Web for china-ware
There was a clatter of china-ware, deep, boisterous laughter, and a woman's voice in shrill accents.Through the Gates of Old Romance
W. Jay Mills
May not this strange formation of natural brick and china-ware be of immense age—humanly, not geologically, speaking?At Last
He had with him several samples of the china-ware, which I think were equal to the Asiatic.Pottery and Porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876
Charles Wyllys Elliott
There was, some years since, a manufactory of Porcelain or China-ware in this town, but it has fallen away and become extinct.
Come hither and help me, and demolish these cupboards, and smash these vessels and this China-ware.The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I.
- articles made of china, esp those made for domestic use
- (modifier) made of china
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