1. Champlain, Samuel de Champlain

usage: French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)

2. Lake Champlain, Champlain

usage: 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

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