Definitions for: Sylvan


[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: Syl"van, a. [See Silvan, a.]
1. Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural;
rustic.

The traditional memory of a rural and a sylvan
region . . . is usually exact as well as tenacious.
--De Quincey.

2. Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.


Syl"van, n. [L. Sylvanus, better Silvanus. See
Silvan, a.]
A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a
rustic.

Her private orchards, walled on every side, To lawless
sylvans all access denied. --Pope.


Syl"van, n. [Sylva + furfuran.] (Chem.)
A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol)
by the distillation of pine wood; -- called also {methyl
tetrol}, or methyl furfuran.

Synonyms: silvan, silvan, wooded

See Also: disembodied spirit, spirit

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