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or sylva

[sil-vuh] /ˈsɪl və/
the forest trees of a particular area.
a descriptive flora of forest trees.
Origin of silva
1840-50; < New Latin, special use of Latin silva woodland Unabridged
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  • They held each others' hands, and Maia leant her head on silva's shoulder in perfect content.

    Christmas Tree Land Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • You must not tell them about silva or anybody that was in that house.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • But Brander had time to dodge to one side, so that silva hit him on the hip and bore him down.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • silva, indeed, after the first shot, had but little to boast of as a marksman.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Mr. silva was alive, but speechless, and died shortly afterwards.

    Chelsea George Bryan
British Dictionary definitions for silva


a variant spelling of sylva
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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