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7 definitions found
 for sylvan
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.]
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           Betwixt two rows of rocks, a silvan scene
           Appears above, and groves forever green. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sylvan \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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sylvan \Syl"van\, a. [See Silvan, a.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural;
        rustic.
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              The traditional memory of a rural and a sylvan
              region . . . is usually exact as well as tenacious.
                                                    --De Quincey.
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     2. Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sylvan \Syl"van\, n. [L. Sylvanus, better Silvanus. See
     Silvan, a.]
     A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a
     rustic.
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           Her private orchards, walled on every side,
           To lawless sylvans all access denied.    --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sylvan
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "sylvan":
     afforestational, arboreous, back, back of beyond, back-country,
     backwood, backwoods, backwoodsy, bosky, braky, bushy, copsy,
     dendrologic, forest, forestal, forested, hinterland, outback,
     reforestational, scrubby, shrubby, silvicultural, timbered,
     up-country, virgin, waste, wild, wilderness, wooded, woodland,
     woodsy, woody
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Sylvan
  
     [Distributed language?]
  

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