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A lake of northeast New York, northwest Vermont, and southern Quebec, Canada. It was the site of important battles in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The region has many popular resorts.
Cham·plain(shăm-plān′, shäN-plăN′), Samuel de 1567?-1635.
French explorer who founded Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, in Nova Scotia (1605) and established a settlement (1608) on the site of present-day Quebec.
(Placename) 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
Champlain(ʃæmˈpleɪn; French ʃɑ̃plɛ̃)
(Biography) Samuel de (samyɛl də). ?1567–1635, French explorer; founder of Quebec (1608) and governor of New France (1633–35)
1. Samuel de, 1567–1635, French explorer: founder of Quebec; first colonial governor 1633–35.
2. Lake, a lake between New York and Vermont. 125 mi. (200 km) long; ab. 600 sq. mi. (1550 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||Champlain - French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)|
|2.||Champlain - a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812|
Quebec - the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British