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.
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.