a peninsula and province in SE Canada: once a part of the French province of Acadia. 21,068 sq. mi. (54,565 sq. km). Capital: Halifax.
Informal. Nova Scotia salmon.
- Nova Scotian, adjective, noun
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How to use Nova Scotia in a sentence
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—It's amazing what some fresh Nova Scotia air can do.Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security | Tim Mak | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The couple will visit Pictou County for an event to celebrate Celtic heritage in Nova Scotia.
On Thursday, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter said he had ordered four government departments to investigate Rehtaeh's death.
Take Stacie, a stay-at-home mom in Nova Scotia, Canada, who's struggled with sex-related pain for years.
September 1998: Swissair 111 crashes near Nova Scotia with 229 on board.
On that fatal day in August on which war broke out we were in Nova Scotia.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The citizens of Halifax, Nova Scotia, celebrated the 108th anniversary of the settlement of that place.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
A large number of loyalists were now leaving the States and settling in Nova Scotia.History of Prince Edward Island | Duncan Campbell
They call the potatoes ‘Bluenoses’ just as they call the Nova Scotia folks.Dorothy's Travels | Evelyn Raymond
He came from Nova Scotia, too, and called himself a typical Bluenose.Dorothy's Travels | Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for Nova Scotia
a peninsula in E Canada, between the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy
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: 936 960 (2004 est). Area: 52 841 sq km (20 402 sq miles)
- Abbreviation: NS
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Cultural definitions for Nova Scotia
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