Chinese lantern
noun Date: 1825 a collapsible translucent covering for a light

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chinese lantern — n a small box made of thin paper that you put a light inside as a decoration …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chinese lantern — noun count 1. ) a decoration made of colored paper around a light 2. ) a plant that has small orange fruits covered with a thin layer like paper …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Chinese lantern — A Chinese lantern can refer to the following: A collapsible paper lantern or sky lantern in bright colours used for decorative purposes, commonly painted with Chinese art and calligraphy motifs. The shrub Abutilon x hybridum The shrub or small… …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese lantern — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Chinese lantern : singular Chinese lantern plural Chinese lanterns 1) a decoration made of a light inside coloured paper, with a handle for carrying it 2) a plant that has small orange fruits covered with a… …   English dictionary

  • Chinese-lantern — paprastoji dumplūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Physalis alkekengi), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Physalis alkekengi angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Chinese-lantern — hibridinis galenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis kultūrinis augalas (Abutilon ×hybridum). atitikmenys: lot. Abutilon × hybridum angl. Chinese lantern; hybrid abutilon vok. Bastard Abutilon; Schönmalve rus.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Chinese lantern — a collapsible lantern of thin, colored paper, often used for decorative lighting. Also called Japanese lantern. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Chinese lantern — /tʃaɪniz ˈlæntən/ (say chuyneez lantuhn) noun 1. a collapsible lantern of thin, coloured paper, often used for decorative lighting. 2. any of several species of abutilon often cultivated for their lantern shaped flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chinese lantern — noun a collapsible paper lantern in bright colors; used for decorative purposes • Hypernyms: ↑lantern …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese lantern — noun a) A paper lantern b) bladder cherry …   Wiktionary

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