Champlain

[ sham-pleyn; for 1 also French shahn-plan ]
/ ʃæmˈpleɪn; for 1 also French ʃɑ̃ˈplɛ̃ /

noun

Sa·mu·el de [sam-yoo-uhl 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. (1,550 sq. km).

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British Dictionary definitions for Champlain (1 of 2)

Champlain1
/ (ʃæmˈpleɪn) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for Champlain (2 of 2)

Champlain2
/ (ʃæmˈpleɪn, French ʃɑ̃plɛ̃) /

noun

Samuel de (samyɛl də). ?1567–1635, French explorer; founder of Quebec (1608) and governor of New France (1633–35)
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