champaign

[ sham-peyn ]
/ ʃæmˈpeɪn /

noun

level, open country; plain.
Obsolete. a battlefield.

adjective

level and open: champaign fields.

Origin of champaign

1350–1400; Middle English champai(g)ne < Middle French champa(i)gne < Latin campānia; see campaign

Can be confused

champagne champaign

Definition for champaign (2 of 2)

Champaign

[ sham-peyn ]
/ ʃæmˈpeɪn /

noun

a city in E Illinois, adjoining Urbana.
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champaign

/ (ʃæmˈpeɪn) /

noun

Also called: campagna an expanse of open level or gently undulating country
an obsolete word for battlefield

Word Origin for champaign

C14: from Old French champaigne, from Late Latin campānia; see campaign
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