Nova Scotia

[noh-vuh skoh-shuh]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. Informal. Nova Scotia salmon.
Related formsNova Scotian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nova scotian

Nova Scotian

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia
adjective
  1. of or relating to Nova Scotia or its inhabitants

Nova Scotia

noun
  1. a peninsula in E Canada, between the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy
  2. 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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nova scotian in Culture

Nova Scotia

Province in eastern Canada, including a peninsula to the east of New Brunswick and Cape Breton Island, as well as several smaller adjacent islands. With New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia makes up the Maritime Provinces. Halifax is its capital and largest city.

Note

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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