Sylvaner

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Silvan \Sil"van\, adjective [L. silva, less correctly sylva, a wood or grove, perh. akin to Gr. "y'lh; cf. L. Silvanus Silvanus the god of woods: cf. F. sylvain silvan. Cf. {Savage}.] Of or pertaining to woods; composed of woods or groves; woody. [Written also {sylvan}.]

Betwixt two rows of rocks, a silvan scene Appears above, and groves forever green. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sylvan \Syl"van\, adjective [See {Silvan}, adjective]

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sylvan \Syl"van\, noun [L. Sylvanus, better Silvanus. See {Silvan}, adjective] 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sylvan \Syl"van\, noun [Sylva + furfuran.] (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; -- called also {methyl tetrol}, or {methyl furfuran}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sylvan

adjective

1: relating to or characteristic of wooded regions; "a shady sylvan glade" [syn: {sylvan}, {silvan}]

noun

1: a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods [syn: {sylvan}, {silvan}]


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