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No·va

 (nō′və)
n.
Salmon that has been lightly cured and smoked. Also called Nova lox.

[After Nova Scotia, once the source of much of the salmon sold in New York City.]

no·va

 (nō′və)
n. pl. no·vae (-vē) or no·vas
A star that suddenly increases in luminosity and then gradually returns to its original brightness over a period of weeks to years.

[New Latin (stēlla) nova, new (star), nova, feminine of Latin novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots.]

nova

(ˈnəʊvə)
n, pl -vae (-viː) or -vas
(Astronomy) a variable star that undergoes a cataclysmic eruption, observed as a sudden large increase in brightness with a subsequent decline over months or years; it is a close binary system with one component a white dwarf. Compare supernova
[C19: New Latin nova (stella) new (star), from Latin novus new]

no•va

(ˈnoʊ və)

n., pl. -vas, -vae (-vē).
a star that suddenly becomes thousands of times brighter and then gradually fades to its original intensity.
[1875–80; < New Latin (stella) nova new (star)]
no′va•like`, adj.

No•va

(ˈnoʊ və)

n.
a smoke-cured salmon.

no·va

(nō′və)
Plural novae (nō′vē) or novas
A white dwarf star that suddenly becomes extremely bright as a result of the explosion on its surface of material taken from a nearby star. It gradually returns to its original brightness over a period of weeks to years. Compare supernova.

nova

A star that briefly grows intensely bright.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nova - a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and become more luminous in the processnova - a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and become more luminous in the process
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
Translations

nova

n pl <-s or -e> → Nova f
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We're getting a little boy from an orphan asylum in Nova Scotia and he's coming on the train tonight.
Yes, of course," said Marilla, as if getting boys from orphan asylums in Nova Scotia were part of the usual spring work on any well-regulated Avonlea farm instead of being an unheard of innovation.
He went over to Nova Scotia to visit his relations--his father had come from Nova Scotia--and he wrote back to Leslie that his cousin, George Moore, was going on a voyage to Havana and he was going too.
But a few years ago they put up a beautiful monument to the memory of Nova Scotian soldiers who fell in the Crimean War.
To the eyes of his matter-of-fact companions, the aspect of these coasts recalled rather the parceled-out land of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and where the Frenchman discovered traces of the heroes of fable, these Americans were marking the most favorable points for the establishment of stores in the interests of lunar commerce and industry.
And they could all see the point except an owl that come from Nova Scotia to visit the Yo Semite, and he took this thing in on his way back.
Nor could I pass unnoticed the suggestion of the bleak shores of Lapland, Siberia, Spitzbergen, Nova Zembla, Iceland, Greenland, with "the vast sweep of the Arctic Zone, and those forlorn regions of dreary space,--that reservoir of frost and snow, where firm fields of ice, the accumulation of centuries of winters, glazed in Alpine heights above heights, surround the pole, and concentre the multiplied rigours of extreme cold.
Alex King's well-known style and the happy couple left for their new home in Nova Scotia.
When I think that before long the Nautilus will be by Nova Scotia, and that there near New foundland is a large bay, and into that bay the St.
He had left me, after several years of fruit less application and comparative poverty, in Nova Scotia, to obtain the compensation for his losses which the British commissioners had at length awarded.
To call a Gloucester man a Nova Scotian is not well received.
quod mouachis Sancti-Germaini pratensis hydra fuit, clericis nova semper dissidiorum capita suscitantibus