sylvan

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From Medieval Latin sylvanus, from Latin Silvanus (god of the woods), from silva (forest).

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sylvan (comparative more sylvan, superlative most sylvan)

  1. pertaining to the forest, or woodlands
    • De Quincey
      The traditional memory of a rural and a sylvan region [] is usually exact as well as tenacious.
  2. residing in a forest or wood
  3. wooded, or covered in forest

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Noun[edit]

sylvan (plural sylvans)

  1. One who resides in the woods.
  2. A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun.
    • Alexander Pope
      Her private orchards, walled on every side, / To lawless sylvans all access denied.

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