[sham-pleyn; for 1 also French shahn-plan]
- Sa·mu·el de [sam-yoo-uh l duh; French sa-my-el duh] /ˈsæm yu əl də; French sa müˈɛl də/, 1567–1635, French explorer in the Americas: founder of Quebec; first colonial governor 1633–35.
- Lake, a lake between New York and Vermont. 125 miles (200 km) long; about 600 sq. mi. (1550 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for champlain
The gun-boats just above are the Princeton, the Champlain, the Still Water and the Erie.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Vermont, having been explored by Champlain in 1609, was settled some years after.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
It was this father who was with Champlain in his last moments.
This stamp is a clear reproduction of a cut from Champlain's work.The Stamps of Canada
This was the third French fort Champlain helped to found in Canada.
At midnight they come stealthily to Champlain's lodge to complain.
- Lake Champlain a lake in the northeastern US, between the Green Mountains and the Adirondack Mountains: linked by the Champlain Canal to the Hudson River and by the Richelieu River to the St Lawrence; a major communications route in colonial times
- Samuel de (samyɛl də). ?1567–1635, French explorer; founder of Quebec (1608) and governor of New France (1633–35)