Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

La Salle, René Robert, Sieur de

     
La Salle, René Robert, Sieur de
(1643-87) a French explorer who travelled through North America, down the Mississippi River, and claimed a large area of the southern part of North America for France, naming it Louisiana. He was killed by his followers when another expedition he was leading was unsuccessful and they got lost.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary