samuel de champlain


[sham-pleyn; for 1 also French shahn-plan]
Samuel de [sam-yoo-uhl duh; French sa-my-el duh] , 1567–1635, French explorer in the Americas: founder of Quebec; first colonial governor 1633–35.
a lake between New York and Vermont. 125 miles (200 km) long; about 600 sq. mi. (1550 sq. km). Unabridged
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Champlain1 (ʃæmˈpleɪn)
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)
Samuel de (samyɛl də). ?1567--1635, French explorer; founder of Quebec (1608) and governor of New France (1633--35)

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