Chi·nese /ʧaɪˈniz, ˈnis/
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 Coccidæ especially Coccus Sinensis.
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.
adj 1: of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures;
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, 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
2: a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist