China clay

China clay
China Chi"na, n. 1. A country in Eastern Asia. [1913 Webster]

2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See {Porcelain}. [1913 Webster]

{China aster} (Bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant. See {Aster}.

{China bean}. See under {Bean}, 1.

{China clay} See {Kaolin}.

{China grass}, Same as {Ramie}.

{China ink}. See {India ink}.

{China pink} (Bot.), an anual or biennial species of {Dianthus} ({Dianthus Chiensis}) having variously colored single or double flowers; Indian pink.

{China root} (Med.), the rootstock of a species of {Smilax} ({Smilax China}, from the East Indies; -- formerly much esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used for. Also the galanga root (from {Alpinia Gallanga} and {Alpinia officinarum}).

{China rose}. (Bot.) (a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of rose derived from the {Rosa Indica}, and perhaps other species. (b) A flowering hothouse plant ({Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis}) of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China and the east Indies.

{China shop}, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or of crockery.

{Pride of China}, {China tree}. (Bot.) See {Azedarach}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • china clay — noun uncount a soft white clay used for making expensive cups, plates, etc: KAOLIN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • China-clay — China clay, s.v.w. Ton, s. Kaolin und Appretmittel …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • china clay — noun a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper) • Syn: ↑china stone, ↑kaolin, ↑kaoline, ↑porcelain clay, ↑terra alba • Members of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • China clay — kaolinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Nuosėdinė uoliena, susidedanti iš kaolinito, kvarco, feldšpatų, žėručio, pirito bei kitų priemaišų. atitikmenys: angl. China clay; kaolin; kaoline; porcelain clay; white clay rus. каолин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • china clay — UK / US noun [uncountable] a soft white clay used for making expensive cups, plates etc …   English dictionary

  • china clay — /ˈtʃaɪnə kleɪ/ (say chuynuh klay) noun a natural form of hydrated aluminium silicate, used for making porcelain; kaolin; porcelain clay …  

  • china clay rock — noun Usage: sometimes capitalized 1st C Etymology: china (I) : china stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • china clay — noun Date: 1840 kaolin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • china clay — kaolin. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • china clay — Смотри Каолин …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

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