champac

noun
cham·​pac | \ ˈcham-ˌpak How to pronounce champac (audio) , ˈchəm-(ˌ)pək \
variants: or champak

Definition of champac

: an Asian tree (Michelia champaca) of the magnolia family with fragrant usually yellow flowers

First Known Use of champac

circa 1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for champac

Hindi & Sanskrit; Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campaka

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Cite this Entry

“Champac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/champac. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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