champaign


noun

  1. level, open country; plain.
  2. Obsolete. a battlefield.

adjective

  1. level and open: champaign fields.

noun

  1. a city in E Illinois, adjoining Urbana.

noun

  1. Also called: campagna an expanse of open level or gently undulating country
  2. an obsolete word for battlefield
n.

“open country, plain,” c.1400, from Old French champagne “country, countryside,” from Latin campania “plain, level country,” especially that near Rome (see campaign (n.)).

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