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A city of southern California east of Los Angeles. It is the site of the California Institution for Men (opened 1941), a state prison.


 (chē′nō, shē′-)
n. pl. chi·nos
1. A coarse twilled cotton fabric used for uniforms and sometimes work or sports clothes.
2. chinos Pants made of a coarse twilled cotton.

[American Spanish, mestizo, yellowish (from its original tan color), probably from Spanish chino, Chinese, from China, China.]
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n, pl -nos
(Textiles) US a durable cotton twill cloth
[C20: from American Spanish, of obscure origin]
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(ˈtʃi noʊ)

n., pl. -nos.
1. a twilled cotton cloth, often dyed khaki, used for uniforms, sportswear, etc.
2. Usu., chinos. trousers of this cloth.
[1940–45, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]


(ˈtʃi noʊ)

a city in SE California. 58,170.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chino - trousers made with chino cloth
chino - a coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
2.chino - a coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms
chino - trousers made with chino cloth
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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For Chino and Sydney, these trips mean great opportunities for learning.
Chino in Hong Kong is five years old, and is the "baby" of Filipino American chef Erik Idos and his partner, pastry chef Tracy Wei.
Chino Commercial Bancorp is the parent company of Chino Commercial Bank.
Formerly known as Pasong Tamo and reportedly one of Makati's oldest and most storied streets, Chino Roces Avenue has evolved from a manufacturing hub to a favored location of hip and interesting bars, restaurants, art galleries, studios and specialty shops.
"Unlike a session of Congress or a state legislature, or a meeting of a town board, the Chino Valley Board meetings function as extensions of the educational experience of the district's public schools," the appeals court ruled in Freedom From Religion Foundation v.
X-ray images revealed Chino had suffered serious chest injuries but had not broken any bones.
Denomino sustrato al soporte que permite al baile chino la expresion de diversos discursos identitarios durante la fiesta de chinos.