sylvan


1syl·van

noun \ˈsil-vən\

Definition of SYLVAN

:  one that frequents groves or woods

First Known Use of SYLVAN

1565

2sylvan

adjective

: having a lot of woods or trees

Full Definition of SYLVAN

1
a :  living or located in the woods or forest
b :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the woods or forest
2
a :  made, shaped, or formed of woods or trees
b :  abounding in woods, groves, or trees :  wooded

Origin of SYLVAN

Medieval Latin silvanus, sylvanus, from Latin silva, sylva wood
First Known Use: circa 1583

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, xylem

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