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no•va



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

No•va



Pronunciation: (nō'vu), [key]
n.
1. Also called No'va Salm'on. a Pacific salmon cured in the style of Nova Scotia salmon.
2. (l.c.) (loosely) any smoked salmon. Cf. Nova Scotia salmon.

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