Roth (unpublished data, 1957) found that the secretion of P. novae seelandiae when ejected is grayish or milky in color.
Then the world was filled with novae and comets as the extinguisher struck.
As one of our Latinists remarked, "It looks as if we should have novae res outside and novae tabulae inside."
A fine flock of wild geese (Cereopsis novae hollandiae) was seen, but they were too wary to allow of close approach.
Scabiosa (forte) novae Hollandiae, statices foliis subtus argenteis.
The gallinaceous birds are represented by a quail, Coturnix novae zealandiae, now exterminated.
Plural novae (nō'vē) or novas
A white dwarf star that suddenly and temporarily becomes extremely bright as a result of the explosion at its surface of material accreted from an expanding companion star. The material, mostly hydrogen and helium, is attracted by the white dwarf's gravity and accumulates under growing pressure and heat until nuclear fusion is ignited. Unlike a supernova, a nova is not blown apart by the explosion and gradually returns to its original brightness over a period of weeks to years. Because of their sudden appearance where no star had been previously visible, novae were long thought to be new stars. Since 1925, novae have been classified as variable stars. Compare supernova.
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