hylean

adjective
hy·​le·​an | \ (ˈ) hī¦lēən\

Definition of hylean

: covered with forest : wooded

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History and Etymology for hylean

probably from German Hyläa, region of tropical rain forest in the basin of the Amazon river in South America (from Greek Hylaia, forested region on what is now the Dnieper river in the Ukraine, from hylaia, feminine of hylaios of the forest, wild, from hylē wood, forest) + English -an

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