sil·​va ˈsil-və How to pronounce silva (audio)
: the forest trees of a region or country

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, wood, forest

First Known Use

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silva was circa 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Silva.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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