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also cham·pac  (chăm′păk, chŭm′pŭk) or cham·pa·ca (chăm′pə-kə, chŭm′-)
An evergreen timber tree (Michelia champaca) native to India and having fragrant orange-yellow flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.

[Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campakaḥ, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil caṇpakam.]


(ˈtʃæmpæk; ˈtʃʌmpʌk) or


(Plants) a magnoliaceous tree, Michelia champaca, of India and the East Indies. Its fragrant yellow flowers yield an oil used in perfumes and its wood is used for furniture
[C18: from Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campaka, of Dravidian origin]


or cham•pak

(ˈtʃæm pæk, ˈtʃʌm pʌk)

a S Asian tree, Michelia champaca, of the magnolia family, having yellow or orange flowers and yielding a fragrant oil.
[1760–70; < Hindi campak < Skt campaka]
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Plants that were planted around homesteads for ornamental or other purposes included Bombax ceiba (cotton plant), Lawsonia inermis (leaves used to dye hair, hands, and feet), Michelia champaca (fragrant flowers), and Nyctanthes arbor tristis (fragrant flowers).