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Nova Scotia

maritime province of Canada, Latin, literally "New Scotland," part of the former French Acadia, it was so named when a settlement grant was made by James I to William Alexander, Earl of Sterling, in 1621. Related: Nova Scotian.

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Definitions of Nova Scotia from WordNet

Nova Scotia (n.)
a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence River;
Nova Scotia (n.)
the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns;
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