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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chinese  \Chi"nese"\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  China;  peculiar  to  China. 
 
  {Chinese  paper}.  See  {India  paper},  under  {India}. 
 
  {Chinese  wax},  a  snowy-white,  waxlike  substance  brought  from 
  China.  It  is  the  bleached  secretion  of  certain  insects  of 
  the  family  {Coccid[ae]}  especially  {Coccus  Sinensis}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chinese  \Chi*nese"\,  n.  sing.  &  pl 
  1.  A  native  or  natives  of  China,  or  one  of  that  yellow  race 
  with  oblique  eyelids  who  live  principally  in  China. 
 
  2.  sing.  The  language  of  China,  which  is  monosyllabic. 
 
  Note:  Chineses  was  used  as  a  plural  by  the  contemporaries  of 
  Shakespeare  and  Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Chinese 
  adj  1:  of  or  pertaining  to  China  or  its  peoples  or  cultures; 
  "Chinese  food"  [syn:  {Chinese}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the  island  republic 
  on  Taiwan  or  its  residents  or  their  language;  "the 
  Taiwanese  capital  is  Taipeh"  [syn:  {Taiwanese},  {Chinese}, 
  {Formosan}] 
  n  1:  any  of  the  Sino-Tibetan  languages  spoken  in  China  (regarded 
  as  dialects  of  a  single  language  (even  though  they  are 
  mutually  unintelligible)  because  they  share  an 
  ideographic  writing  system)  [syn:  {Chinese}] 
  2:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Communist  China  or  of  Nationalist 
  China  [syn:  {Chinese}] 




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