chinaberryn. 1. an evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by native Americans.
Syn. -- China tree, false dogwood, jaboncillo, Sapindus saponaria.
2. a tree of N India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern US as a shade tree.
Syn. -- chinaberry tree, China tree, Persian lilac, pride-of-India, azederach, azedarach, Melia azederach, Melia azedarach.
chinawaren. dishes made of china; porcelain; -- so called in the 17th century because brought from the far East, and differing from the pottery made in Europe at that time; also, loosely, crockery in general.
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