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champac

[cham-pak, chuhm-puhk] /ˈtʃæm pæk, ˈtʃʌm pʌk/
noun
1.
a southern Asian tree, Michelia champaca, of the magnolia family, having fragrant yellow or orange flowers and yielding an oil (champaca oil) used in perfumes.
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[cham-puh-kuh, chuhm-] /ˈtʃæm pə kə, ˈtʃʌm-/ (Show IPA),
champak.
Origin of champac
1760-1770
1760-70; < Hindi campak < Sanskrit campaka
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champac

/ˈtʃæmpæk; ˈtʃʌmpʌk/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campaka, of Dravidian origin
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