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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.]


n, pl -nos
(Textiles) US a durable cotton twill cloth
[C20: from American Spanish, of obscure origin]


(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.
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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We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring a Dog Park to the City of Chino Hills," said Marty Langpap, Southern California Inland President for CalAtlantic Homes.
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Although the animal connotation of "chino" has disappeared, the "dirty" lineage implied by the term has survived until present; (2) curly hair in Mexico is "pelo chino.
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Junzo and Hatsuyo Chino, Japanese Americans, made a second start here after losing their first farm while interned in an Arizona prison camp during World War II.
Tennessee-based Kenco Group, who will be relocating from their current 117,000 s/f facility in Ontario, has plans to move into the award-winning Centerpointe Chino building in September of 2006.
Chino had taken a 1-0 lead with the aid of two errors in the second inning, but a two-run double by McCune in the third put Agoura ahead for good.
At a press conference, Chino said the Manila-based organization also slightly raised its 2004 growth forecast for the region, excluding Japan, Australia and New Zealand, to 6.
To add to the hybrid American vigor of the family tree, Lally's wife Diana, whom he met in Chino and married nine years ago, is "a beautiful Hispanic woman," he says.