Sil"van (?), a. [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.

 

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Sil"van, n. Old Chem.

See Sylvanium.

[Obs.]

 

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