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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Definitions for sylvan

  1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
  2. Living or located in a wood or forest.
  3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.

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Citations for sylvan
They probably picture it as a kind of modest conservatory, set in sylvan splendour in some charmingly landscaped garden. Sally Vincent, Guardian
They choose to live where they do because of the beauty and peacefulness that a sylvan setting affords. Henry Petroski, Washington Post
Origin of sylvan
1555-1565
Sylvan derives from Latin silva, sylva, "a wood or grove."