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
2. sing. The language of China,
which is monosyllabic.
☞ Chineses was used as a plural by the
contemporaries of Shakespeare and Milton.