What does China mean?

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Proper noun
  1. A nation or civilization occupying the country around the Yellow, Yangtze, and Pearl Rivers in East Asia, taken as a whole under its various dynasties and inclusive of Taiwan.
  2. The People's Republic of China, the principal state in this country.
  3. (obsolete) A Chinese person.
  4. (obsolete) Alternative form of cheyney: woollen stuff; items made or filled with cheyney.
  5. (botany) Clipping of China rose: various flowers.
  6. (botany) Clipping of China tea.
  7. (rhyming slang) Alternative form of china: a mate, a friend.
  8. (rare) A female given name.
  9. Towns in Maine and Texas in the United States.
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