- 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.
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- a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia
- of or relating to Nova Scotia or its inhabitants
- 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)
French settlers, who called the area Acadia, were expelled by the British in the 1750s. Many of the exiled Acadians settled in Louisiana and became the ancestors of today's Cajuns.
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