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Nova Scotia

[noh-vuh skoh-shuh]
  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.
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Related formsNova Scotian, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of nova scotia

  • The expense incurred by the new colony of Nova-Scotia exceeded seventy-six thousand pounds.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.

    Tobias Smollett

  • To those who consider the accounts of Nova-Scotia gold as mere myths we commend the attentive study of these Government returns.

British Dictionary definitions for nova scotia

Nova Scotia

  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)
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Abbreviation: NS
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nova scotia 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.

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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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