Sylvid

noun Syl·vid \ˈsilvə̇d\

Definition of Sylvid

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of sylvid

Latin silva, sylva forest + English -id


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