AskDefine | Define champak

Extensive Definition

Michelia champaca is an evergreen tree, native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. It is best known and cultivated for its strongly fragrant yellow or white flowers. It is also cultivated for timber. Common names include champaka, champak or champac, champa, sampige and shamba.
The flowers are used in Southeast Asia for several purposes. They are floated in bowls of water to scent the room, as a fragrant decoration for bridal beds, and for garlands and hair ointments.
champak in German: Champaka
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