Sylvan

Definition of Sylvan

Syl´van
a.1.Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic.
The traditional memory of a rural and a sylvan region . . . is usually exact as well as tenacious.
- De Quincey.
2.Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.
n.1.A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic.
Her private orchards, walled on every side,
To lawless sylvans all access denied.
- Pope.
1.(Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; - called also methyl tetrol, or methyl furfuran.

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afforestational, arboreous, back, back of beyond, back-country, backwood, backwoods, backwoodsy, bosky, braky, bushy, copsy, dendrologic, forest, forestal, forested, hinterland, outback, reforestational, scrubby, shrubby, silvicultural, timbered, up-country, virgin, waste, wild, wilderness, wooded, woodland, woodsy, woody
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