Meaning of nova

no•va

Pronunciation: (nō'vu), [key]
— pl. -vas, -vae
  1. a star that suddenly becomes thousands of times brighter and then gradually fades to its original intensity. Cf.

No•va

Pronunciation: (nō'vu), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda Pacific salmon cured in the style of Nova Scotia salmon.
  2. (l.c.) (loosely) any smoked salmon. Cf.
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