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Champlain

[sham-pleyn; for 1 also French shahn-plan] /ʃæmˈpleɪn; for 1 also French ʃɑ̃ˈplɛ̃/
noun
1.
Samuel de
[sam-yoo-uh l duh;; French sa-my-el duh] /ˈsæm yu əl də;; French sa müˈɛl də/ (Show IPA),
1567–1635, French explorer in the Americas: founder of Quebec; first colonial governor 1633–35.
2.
Lake, a lake between New York and Vermont. 125 miles (200 km) long; about 600 sq. mi. (1550 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for Champlain

Champlain1

/ʃæmˈpleɪn/
noun
1.
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

Champlain2

/ʃæmˈpleɪn; French ʃɑ̃plɛ̃/
noun
1.
Samuel de (samyɛl də). ?1567–1635, French explorer; founder of Quebec (1608) and governor of New France (1633–35)
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