Definition of Nova Scotia in English:

Nova Scotia

proper noun

  • 1A peninsula on the SE coast of Canada, projecting into the Atlantic Ocean and separating the Bay of Fundy from the Gulf of St Lawrence.

  • 2A province of eastern Canada, comprising the peninsula of Nova Scotia and the adjoining Cape Breton Island; population 913,462 (2006); capital, Halifax. Settled by the French in the early 18th century as Acadia, it changed hands several times between the French and English before being awarded to Britain in 1713. It became one of the original four provinces in the Dominion of Canada in 1867.

Pronunciation:

Nova Scotia

/ˌnəʊvə ˈskəʊʃə/