Meaning of Champlain


Pronunciation: (sham-plān' for 1 also Fr. shän-plan'), [key]
— n.
  1. 1567–1635, French explorer in the Americas: founder of Quebec; first colonial governor 1633–35.
  2. a lake between New York and Vermont. 125 mi. (200 km) long; ab. 600 sq. mi. (1550 sq. km).
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