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.
 The champak is a bushy tree, bearing a profusion of star-like blossoms with golden centres, and of the most pleasing perfume.
May 21, 2007 8: 28 PM sra said ... rose apples, some kind of rice or coconut prep, pomegranate flower, mango slices, rose apples bisected, champak flower?, pomegranate fruit and flower
It can also be applied to several types of ornamentals such as crown of thorns, jasmine, roses, marigolds, orchids, white champak, Chinese roses and aglanema plants.
Other scents are made from _khas-khas_ grass, the mango, henna and musk, the _bela_ flower,  the champak  and cucumber.
Altars, strewn with fragrant champak-flowers, stand beneath lace-carved alcoves of black teakwood, on the broad plateaux which form welcome resting-places beside each flight of steps on the marble stairway, the gilded pinnacles and aerial spires of the white temple sparkling against the sea of rich foliage.
And the rising moon which she was watching touched her with a faint lustre, lighting up like a lamp the great gem in her hair, and making the champak blossom that floated in the hollow of her bosom's wave glimmer like the foam on a midnight sea.
And even of trees, there were only four kinds, champak, and _shála_, and _nyagrodha_, and bamboo.
Well did she understand, how the very sight of this audacious little _chetí_ would act like a balm on the fever of my longing for herself: carrying about with her, as she does, a reminiscence of the intoxicating fragrance of the great champak flower, whose messenger she is, like a female bee, scattering another's honey as she goes.
When the disciples opened the coffin which had contained his body, nothing was found but a dazzling array of gold-colored champak flowers.
“Sir, please wear this champak garland I have fashioned especially for you.”
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