Origin of champaignMiddle English champain ; from Old French champaigne: see campaign
Origin of Champaignafter Champaign county, in which it is located: so called for its flat land: see champaign
Origin of champaignMiddle English champain, from Old French champainge, from Late Latin campania; see campaign.
- (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.