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sylva

[sil-vuh] /ˈsɪl və/
noun
1.
Origin of sylva
< Latin

Sylva

[sil-vuh; Romanian seel-vah] /ˈsɪl və; Romanian ˈsil vɑ/
noun
1.
Carmen
[kahr-muh n;; Romanian kahr-men] /ˈkɑr mən;; Romanian ˈkɑr mɛn/ (Show IPA)
pen name of Elizabeth, queen of Romania.

silva

or sylva

[sil-vuh] /ˈsɪl və/
noun
1.
the forest trees of a particular area.
2.
a descriptive flora of forest trees.
Origin
1840-50; < New Latin, special use of Latin silva woodland
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  • He was swinging the ship toward his first destination when a call came from the sylva.

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  • Thorn looked up to see sylva standing by the Watch-plane door.

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  • Every philosopher has his weak points, and in the sylva sylvarum may be found some gammon of Bacon.

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  • The least of the weapons of the air-fleet would have been a godsend to Thorn and sylva.

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  • "And all the people will see you, too," said sylva, smiling.

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  • He flung open the outer door of the rocket-ship, and sylva went to him.

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  • The fruit was used for brewing what Evelyn in his sylva, chap.

  • There is no doubt that sylva was a work of national importance.

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  • "They're trying to make the Martians understand," said sylva unsteadily with the speech-light receiver at her ear.

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  • "Return to your room, and I will soon be there with a light," answered the one called sylva.

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British Dictionary definitions for sylva

sylva

/ˈsɪlvə/
noun (pl) -vas, -vae (-viː)
1.
the trees growing in a particular region
Word Origin
C17: Latin silva a wood

silva

/ˈsɪlvə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of sylva
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