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Nova

[noh-vuh] /ˈnoʊ və/
noun
1.
Also called Nova Salmon. a Pacific salmon cured in the style of Nova Scotia salmon.
2.
(lowercase) (loosely) any smoked salmon.
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British Dictionary definitions for nova salmon

nova

/ˈnəʊvə/
noun (pl) -vae (-viː), -vas
1.
a variable star that undergoes a cataclysmic eruption, observed as a sudden large increase in brightness with a subsequent decline over months or years; it is a close binary system with one component a white dwarf Compare supernova
Word Origin
C19: New Latin nova (stella) new (star), from Latin novus new
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Word Origin and History for nova salmon

nova

n.

1877, from Latin nova, fem. singular adjective of novus "new" (see new), used with stella "star" (a feminine noun in Latin) to describe a new star not previously known. Classical plural is novae.

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nova salmon in Science
nova
  (nō'və)   
Plural novae (nō'vē) or novas
A white dwarf star that suddenly and temporarily becomes extremely bright as a result of the explosion at its surface of material accreted from an expanding companion star. The material, mostly hydrogen and helium, is attracted by the white dwarf's gravity and accumulates under growing pressure and heat until nuclear fusion is ignited. Unlike a supernova, a nova is not blown apart by the explosion and gradually returns to its original brightness over a period of weeks to years. Because of their sudden appearance where no star had been previously visible, novae were long thought to be new stars. Since 1925, novae have been classified as variable stars. Compare supernova.
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nova salmon in Culture
nova [(noh-vuh)]

In astronomy, the appearance of a new star in the sky (nova is Latin for “new”). Novae are usually associated with the last stages in the life of a star. (See supernova.)

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Slang definitions & phrases for nova salmon

Nova

noun

Nova Scotia smoked salmon; lox (1970s+)


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