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NOUN (1)

1. a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods;
[syn: sylvan, silvan]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. relating to or characteristic of wooded regions;
- Example: "a shady sylvan glade"
[syn: sylvan, silvan]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Silvan \Sil"van\, n. (Old Chem.) See Sylvanium. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Silvan \Sil"van\, a. [L. silva, less correctly sylva, a wood or grove, perh. akin to Gr. "y`lh; cf. L. Silvanus Silvanus the god of woods: cf. F. sylvain silvan. Cf. Savage.] Of or pertaining to woods; composed of woods or groves; woody. [Written also sylvan.] [1913 Webster] Betwixt two rows of rocks, a silvan scene Appears above, and groves forever green. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

silvan adj 1: relating to or characteristic of wooded regions; "a shady sylvan glade" [syn: sylvan, silvan] n 1: a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods [syn: sylvan, silvan]