champak

champac

[cham-pak, chuhm-puhk]
noun
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.
Also, champaca [cham-puh-kuh, chuhm-] , champak.


Origin:
1760–70; < Hindi campak < Sanskrit campaka

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champac or champak (ˈtʃæmpæk, ˈtʃʌmpʌk, ˈtʃæmpæk, ˈtʃʌmpʌk)
 
n
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]
 
champak or champak
 
n
 
[C18: from Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campaka, of Dravidian origin]

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