Definition of champak in English:


Line breaks: cham|pak
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌmpək
, ˈtʃam-/
(also chempaka)


  • An Asian evergreen tree of the magnolia family, which bears fragrant orange flowers and is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists.
    • Michelia champaca, family Magnoliaceae
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    • The legendary champak, a member of the magnolia family, is a native of the temperate Himalayan region.
    • He planted peltophorum in many roads and an avenue with champaks in Malleshwaram and called it Sampige Road.
    • And she carried in her hand a champak flower; and she came up to the King, perfuming the air, and said: O King, my mistress sends her lord, by these unworthy hands, a flower, and if he has enjoyed good repose, it is well with her.


from Sanskrit campaka.

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