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nova

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noun no·va \ˈnō-və\

Definition of nova

plural

novas

or

novae

play \-(ˌ)vē, -ˌvī\
  1. :  a star that suddenly increases its light output tremendously and then fades away to its former obscurity in a few months or years

novalike

play \-və-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of nova

New Latin, feminine of Latin novus new


First Known Use: 1927


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nova

noun, often capitalized no·va

Definition of nova

  1. :  cured and smoked salmon; especially :  salmon that has been cured in a mixture of salt and sugar and smoked at a low temperature

Origin and Etymology of nova

short for Nova Scotia salmon


First Known Use: 1964


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