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 for Pride of China
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pride \Pride\, n. [AS. pr[=y]te; akin to Icel. pr[=y][eth]i
     honor, ornament, pr??a to adorn, Dan. pryde, Sw. pryda; cf.
     W. prydus comely. See Proud.]
     1. The quality or state of being proud; inordinate
        self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own
        superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which
        manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and
        often in contempt of others.
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              Those that walk in pride he is able to abase. --Dan.
                                                    iv. 37.
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              Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt.
                                                    --Franklin.
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     2. A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is
        beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble
        self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing;
        proud delight; -- in a good sense.
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              Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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              A people which takes no pride in the noble
              achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve
              anything worthy to be remembered with pride by
              remote descendants.                   --Macaulay.
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     3. Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or
        arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct;
        insolent exultation; disdain.
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              Let not the foot of pride come against me. --Ps.
                                                    xxxvi. 11.
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              That hardly we escaped the pride of France. --Shak.
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     4. That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or
        self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem,
        or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty,
        ornament, noble character, children, etc.
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              Lofty trees yclad with summer's pride. --Spenser.
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              I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. --Zech.
                                                    ix. 6.
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              A bold peasantry, their country's pride.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     5. Show; ostentation; glory.
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              Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory;
        as, to be in the pride of one's life.
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              A falcon, towering in her pride of place. --Shak.
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     7. Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits;
        mettle; wantonness; hence, lust; sexual desire; esp., an
        excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast. [Obs.]
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     Pride of India, or Pride of China. (Bot.) See Margosa.
        
  
     Pride of the desert (Zool.), the camel.
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     Syn: Self-exaltation; conceit; hauteur; haughtiness;
          lordliness; loftiness.
  
     Usage: Pride, Vanity. Pride is a high or an excessive
            esteem of one's self for some real or imagined
            superiority, as rank, wealth, talents, character, etc.
            Vanity is the love of being admired, praised, exalted,
            etc., by others. Vanity is an ostentation of pride;
            but one may have great pride without displaying it.
            Vanity, which is etymologically "emptiness," is
            applied especially to the exhibition of pride in
            superficialities, as beauty, dress, wealth, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Margosa \Mar*go"sa\, n. [Pg. amargoso bitter.] (Bot.)
     Melia+({Melia+Azadirachta">A large tree of the genus Melia ({Melia Azadirachta) found
     in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable
     oil is expressed from its seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes
     from its trunk. The Melia Azedarach is a much more showy
     tree, and is cultivated in the Southern United States, where
     it is known as Pride of India, Pride of China, or bead
     tree. Various parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic.
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           The margosa oil . . . is a most valuable balsam for
           wounds, having a peculiar smell which prevents the
           attacks of flies.                        --Sir S.
                                                    Baker.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Azedarach \A*zed"a*rach\, azederach \azederach\, n. [F.
     az['e]darac, Sp. acederaque, Pers. [=a]z[=a]ddirakht noble
     tree.]
     1. (Bot.) a handsome tree ({Melia azedarach) of the mahogany
        family, native to Northern India and China, having long
        clusters of fragrant purple blossoms and small ornamental
        but inedible yellow fruits. It has been naturalized as a
        shade tree and is common in the southern United States; --
        called also, chinaberry, China tree, Pride of India,
        Pride of China, and Bead tree.
  
     Syn: chinaberry, chinaberry tree, China tree, Persian lilac,
          pride-of-India, azedarach, Melia azederach, Melia
          azedarach
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     2. (Med.) The bark of the roots of the azedarach, used as a
        cathartic and emetic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  China \Chi"na\, n.
     1. A country in Eastern Asia.
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     2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for
        porcelain. See Porcelain.
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     China aster (Bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant.
        See Aster.
  
     China bean. See under Bean, 1.
  
     China clay See Kaolin.
  
     China grass, Same as Ramie.
  
     China ink. See India ink.
  
     China pink (Bot.), an anual or biennial species of
        Dianthus+({Dianthus+Chiensis">Dianthus ({Dianthus Chiensis) having variously colored
        single or double flowers; Indian pink.
  
     China root (Med.), the rootstock of a species of Smilax
        ({Smilax China, from the East Indies; -- formerly much
        esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used
        for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga and
        Alpinia officinarum).
  
     China rose. (Bot.)
        (a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of
            rose derived from the Rosa Indica, and perhaps other
            species.
        (b) A flowering hothouse plant ({Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
            of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China
            and the east Indies.
  
     China shop, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or
        of crockery.
  
     Pride of China, China tree. (Bot.) See Azedarach.
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