an archaic word for khan1 (sense 1)
(pl) Cham, Chams. a member of a people of Indonesian stock living in Cambodia and central Vietnam
the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
old alternative form of khan, 1550s, from French cham, Medieval Latin cham, alternative forms of chan, can.
a signal by drum or trumpet inviting an enemy to a parley. noun (military) (formerly) a signal by drum or trumpet inviting an enemy to a parley
any of various small, slender palms of the genus Chamaedorea, several species of which are cultivated as houseplants.
a small southern constellation between Musca and Hydrus. noun (Latin genitive) Chamaeleontis (kəˌmiːlɪˈɒntɪs) a faint constellation lying between Volans and the South celestial pole
a plant having dormant vegetative buds at, or slightly above, ground level. noun a plant whose buds are close to the ground