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n. - A spirit that lives in or frequents the woods adj. - Relating to or characteristic of wooded regions.

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Usage examples (31)
  • Adjective : a shady, sylvan glade
  • How did I know, at once and beyond question, that this was no Celtic, or silvan, or terrestrial twilight?
  • "Look, Bribri," she said -- "Daphn√® I mean -- he is one of the silvan deities, or perhaps Narcissus looking at himself in the water."
  • I paused, therefore, on a rising ground, and, not unmoved by the sense of interest which that species of silvan sport is so much calculated to inspire
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