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champak

Pronunciation: /ˈCHəmpək/ /ˈCHam-/

noun

An Asian evergreen tree of the magnolia family, bearing fragrant orange flowers and sacred to Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Michelia champaca, family Magnoliaceae
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

From Sanskrit campaka.

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Syllabification: cham·pak

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