noun syl·via \ˈsilvēə\

Definition of sylvia

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of warblers of the formerly extensive family Sylviidae restricted to the European whitethroat, the blackcap, and related forms

  2. 2 plural -s :  any warbler of the genus Sylvia

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Origin and Etymology of sylvia

New Latin, from the name Sylvia, often used as a nickname for a robin

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