or champak noun Etymology: Hindi & Sanskrit; Hindi campak, from Sanskrit campaka Date: circa 1770 an Asian tree (Michelia champaca) of the magnolia family with fragrant usually yellow flowers

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  • champac — or champak [cham′pak΄, chum′puk΄] n. [Hindi champak < Sans campaka] an Asian tree (Michelia champaca) of the magnolia family, with fragrant, yellow or orange flowers …   English World dictionary

  • champac — /cham pak, chum puk/, n. 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 peuh keuh, chum /, champak. [1760 70; <… …   Universalium

  • champac — šilkmedinė michelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Magnolijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Michelia champaca), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Michelia champaca… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • champac — (entrée créée par le supplément) (chan pak) s. m. Arbre des Indes orientales, cultivé dans les jardins pour ses fleurs odoriférantes (michelia champaca, L.).    On dit aussi sampac. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Malais, tchampaka ( 2nd a long) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • champac — n. tree from the magnolia family that produces fragrant flowers (also spelled: champak) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • champac — cham·pac …   English syllables

  • champac — cham•pac or cham•pak [[t]ˈtʃæm pæk, ˈtʃʌm pʌk[/t]] n. pln a S Asian tree, Michelia champaca, of the magnolia family, having yellow or orange flowers and yielding a fragrant oil • Etymology: 1760–70; < Hindi campak < Skt campaka …   From formal English to slang

  • champac — …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of English words of Sanskrit origin — This is a list of English words of Sanskrit origin. Many of these words were not directly borrowed from Sanskrit. The meanings of some words have changed slightly after being borrowed. NOTOC A; Aditya : from Sanskrit āditya , the Vedic sun god. [ …   Wikipedia

  • Magnoliales — ▪ plant order Introduction  the magnolia order of flowering plants, consisting of 5 families, 154 genera, and about 3,000 species. Members of Magnoliales include woody shrubs, climbers, and trees. Along with the orders Laurales, Piperales, and… …   Universalium

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