Definitions for: Silvan


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

Betwixt two rows of rocks, a silvan scene Appears
above, and groves forever green. --Dryden.


Sil"van, n. (Old Chem.)
See Sylvanium. [Obs.]

Synonyms: sylvan, sylvan, wooded

See Also: disembodied spirit, spirit

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