China aster
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 aster — n. an annual garden flower (Callistephus chinensis) of the composite family, with large blooms of various colors: it is native to China and Japan …   English World dictionary

  • China-aster — kininis ratilis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Callistephus chinensis angl. China aster; common China aster vok. chinesische Gartenaster; Gartenaster; Jakobinchen; Sommeraster rus. астра садовая китайская; каллистефус китайский lenk …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • China-aster — ratilis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Astriniai – Asteraceae Martynov atitikmenys: lot. Callistephus angl. annual aster; China aster vok. Gartenaster; Sommeraster rus. астра садовая; каллистефус lenk. aster …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • China aster — an asterlike composite plant, Callistephus chinensis, cultivated in numerous varieties having white, yellow, blue, red, or purple flowers. [1810 20] * * * ▪ plant also called  Annual Aster        (Callistephus chinensis), herbaceous plant of the… …   Universalium

  • China aster — noun Date: 1794 a common annual garden aster (Callistephus chinensis) native to northern China that occurs in many showy forms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • China aster — noun a Chinese plant of the daisy family, cultivated for its bright showy flowers. [Callistephus chinensis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • China aster — Chi′na as ter n. pln an asterlike composite plant, Callistephus chinensis, cultivated in numerous varieties having white, yellow, blue, red, or purple flowers • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • China aster — noun valued for their beautiful flowers in a wide range of clear bright colors; grown primarily for cutting • Syn: ↑Callistephus chinensis • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Callistephus, ↑genus Callistephus …   Useful english dictionary

  • common China-aster — kininis ratilis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Callistephus chinensis angl. China aster; common China aster vok. chinesische Gartenaster; Gartenaster; Jakobinchen; Sommeraster rus. астра садовая китайская; каллистефус китайский lenk …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Aster (genus) — Aster Aster alpinus Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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