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  1. dishes, ornaments, etc., made of china.
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Origin of chinaware

1625–35; china + ware1; replacing Cheney ware, probably < Hindi < Persian chīnī Chinese
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Examples from the Web for chinaware

Historical Examples

  • Glassware and Chinaware should either be boiled or subjected to dry heat.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)


  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for chinaware


  1. articles made of china, esp those made for domestic use
  2. (modifier) made of china
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