Sylvid

noun
Syl·​vid | \ ˈsilvə̇d\
plural -s

Definition of Sylvid

: an early American Indian of a physical type characterized by marked dolichocephaly and found especially in the forested eastern part of North America — compare centralid , pacifid

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History and Etymology for Sylvid

Latin silva, sylva forest + English -id

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