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or sylva

[sil-vuh] /ˈsɪl və/
the forest trees of a particular area.
a descriptive flora of forest trees.
Origin of silva
1840-50; < New Latin, special use of Latin silva woodland Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • These constitute the greater part of the silva of Paradise Valley.

    The Mountain that was 'God' John H. Williams
  • silva had not agreed to this, and it had led to something like a mutiny on the part of the crew.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • You must not tell them about silva or anybody that was in that house.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • I have a warrant for your arrest, silva, on a charge of forging and uttering.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • As silva anticipated, the colonel was up and waiting for him.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for silva


a variant spelling of sylva
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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