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champaign

[ sham-peyn ]
/ ʃæmˈpeɪn /
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noun
level, open country; plain.
Obsolete. a battlefield.
adjective
level and open: champaign fields.
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Origin of champaign

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH champaign

champagne, champaign

Other definitions for champaign (2 of 2)

Champaign
[ sham-peyn ]
/ ʃæmˈpeɪn /

noun
a city in E Illinois, adjoining Urbana.
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British Dictionary definitions for champaign

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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