from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- LakeChamplain 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.
- Champlain, 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.
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- proper n. A surname from a French topographic name from words meaning field and flat.
- proper n. Samuel de Champlain, French geographer and explorer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In American geology, a term first employed by Emmons to designate a part of the Paleozoic series of the State of New York.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
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