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cham·pakalso 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.]
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champac(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]
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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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