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3 definitions found
 for Silvan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silvan \Sil"van\, n. (Old Chem.)
     See Sylvanium. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From 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]

From 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]

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