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

  Chinese \Chi"nese"\, a.
     Of or pertaining to China; peculiar to China.
     [1913 Webster]
     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 Coccid[ae] especially Coccus Sinensis.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chinese \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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. sing. The language of China, which is monosyllabic.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Chineses was used as a plural by the contemporaries of
           Shakespeare and Milton.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures;
             "Chinese food"
      2: of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on
         Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese
         capital is Taipeh" [syn: Taiwanese, Chinese, Formosan]
      n 1: any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded
           as dialects of a single language (even though they are
           mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic
           writing system
      2: a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist

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