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.

Chineses was used as a plural by the contemporaries of Shakespeare and Milton.