champac

noun

cham·​pac ˈcham-ˌpak How to pronounce champac (audio)
ˈchəm-(ˌ)pək
variants or champak
: an Asian tree (Michelia champaca) of the magnolia family with fragrant usually yellow flowers

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Sanskrit; Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campaka

First Known Use

circa 1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of champac was circa 1770

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“Champac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/champac. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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