Main definitions of champaign in English

: champaign1Champaign2

champaign1

noun

archaic
  • Open level countryside.

    grassland, flatland, lowland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppe
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French champagne, from late Latin campania, based on Latin campus ‘level ground’. Compare with campaign.

Pronunciation

champaign

/SHamˈpān//ʃæmˈpeɪn/

Main definitions of champaign in English

: champaign1Champaign2

Champaign2

proper noun

  • A city in east central Illinois, home to the University of Illinois; population 79,389 (est. 2008)

Pronunciation

Champaign

/SHamˈpān/