CHINA , the
See also:common name for
See also:ware made of
See also:porcelain, given because it came from China, where the first vitrified, translucent,
See also:white ware was produced . The Portuguese or Italians gave it the name of " porcelain " (q.v.) .
See also:English usage was influenced by India and the East, where the Persian
See also:chin was widely prevalent as the name of the ware . This is seen also in some of the earlier forms and pronunciations, e.g. chiney, cheney, and later chancy (see CERAMICS; and for " china-
See also:clay "
See also:KAOLIN) .
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