[ cham-pak, chuhm-puhk ]
/ ˈtʃæm pæk, ˈtʃʌm pʌk /


a southern Asian tree, Michelia champaca, of the magnolia family, having fragrant yellow or orange flowers and yielding an oil (champaca oil) used in perfumes.
Also cham·pa·ca [cham-puh-kuh, chuhm-] /ˈtʃæm pə kə, ˈtʃʌm-/, cham·pak.

Origin of champac

1760–70; < Hindi campak < Sanskrit campaka Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for champac



/ (ˈtʃæmpæk, ˈtʃʌmpʌk) /


a magnoliaceous tree, Michelia champaca, of India and the East Indies. Its fragrant yellow flowers yield an oil used in perfumes and its wood is used for furniture

Word Origin for champac

C18: from Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campaka, of Dravidian origin
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