Definition of ming chi in English:

ming chi

Pronunciation /ˌmɪŋ ˈtʃiː/

noun

(also ming chʽi)
  • In China: tomb furnishings; objects buried with the dead, funerary goods.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in William Y. Willetts (b. 1918). From Chinese míngqì (Wade-Giles transcription ming ch'i) from míng underworld + qì implement, utensil, ware.