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Noun: Champlain  sham'pleyn
  1. A lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Québec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
    - Lake Champlain
  2. French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Québec (1567-1635)
    - Samuel de Champlain

Type of: adventurer, explorer, lake

Part of: Empire State, Green Mountain State, New York, New York State, NY, Quebec, Québec, Vermont, VT

Encyclopedia: Champlain, Quebec