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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An evergreen timber tree (Michelia champaca) native to India and having fragrant orange-yellow flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.

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  • n. Alternative form of champac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beautiful Indian tree, Michelia Champaca, natural order Magnoliaceæ, held in high esteem by Brahmans and Buddhists, and planted about their temples.

Etymologies

Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campakaḥ, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil caṇpakam.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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