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champaign

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noun cham·paign \sham-ˈpān\

Definition of champaign

  1. 1 :  an expanse of level open country :  plain

  2. 2 archaic :  battlefield

champaign adjective


Examples of champaign

  1. <after days of trudging through dense forest, the explorers came upon a vast champaign>



Origin of champaign

Middle English champaine, from Anglo-French champaigne, from Late Latin campania — more at campaign


First Known Use: 15th century


Champaign

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geographical name Cham·paign \sham-ˈpān\

Definition of Champaign

  1. city E cen Illinois pop 81,055




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