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No·va Sco·tia

 (nō′və skō′shə)
Abbr. NS
A province of eastern Canada comprising a mainland peninsula and the adjacent Cape Breton Island. It became the center of French Acadia with the founding of Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal) in 1605. France and Great Britain bitterly contested the area until 1713, when the Treaty of Utrecht granted control of Acadia to the British. Many British and Loyalist settlers arrived during the following century, and in 1867 the province joined New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario to form the confederated Dominion of Canada. Halifax is the capital and the largest city.

No′va Sco′tian adj. & n.
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Nova Scotia

(ˈnəʊvə ˈskəʊʃə)
n
1. (Placename) a peninsula in E Canada, between the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy
2. (Placename) a province of E Canada, consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island: first settled by the French as Acadia. Capital: Halifax. Pop: 921 727 (2011 est). Area: 52 841 sq km (20 402 sq miles)
Abbreviation: NS
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No′va Sco′tia


n.
a peninsula and province in SE Canada: once a part of the French province of Acadia. 947,900; 21,068 sq. mi. (54,565 sq. km). Cap.: Halifax. Abbr.: NS, N.S.
No′va Sco′tian, n., adj.
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Noun1.Nova Scotia - a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence RiverNova Scotia - a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence River
Nova Scotia - the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
2.Nova Scotia - the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
Canadian Maritime Provinces, Maritime Provinces, Maritimes - the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Cape Breton Island - an island that forms the northeastern part of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia - a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence River
Halifax - provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
Cape Sable - a promontory on the far southern part of Nova Scotia
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Translations
Neuschottland
Nýja-Skotland
Nova Escócia

Nova Scotia

[ˈnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə] NNueva Escocia f
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Nova Scotia

[ˌnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə] nNouvelle-Écosse f
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Nova Scotia

nNeuschottland nt
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Nova Scotia

[ˈnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə] nNuova Scozia
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