a broad plain; flat, open country
Origin of champaignMiddle English champain ; from Old French champaigne: see campaign
of or like a champaign
city in EC Ill.: pop. 68,000
Origin of Champaignafter Champaign county, in which it is located: so called for its flat land: see champaign
A stretch of level and open country; a plain.
Origin of champaignMiddle English champain, from Old French champainge, from Late Latin campānia; see campaign.
A city of east-central Illinois east-northeast of Springfield. Along with the adjoining town of Urbana, it is the site of the University of Illinois' largest campus (established 1867).
- (geography, archaic) Open countryside, or an area of open countryside.
(comparative more champaign, superlative most champaign)
- Pertaining to open countryside; unforested, flat.
From Old French champaigne, from Latin campānia.