- 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
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Examples from the Web for silva
Silva concludes that America is afflicted by the socio-optic condition of “colorblind racism.”How We Got to Ferguson—a Reading List
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But Silva, hapless Silva, got his merely for tangling with the Colombian goalkeeper in a clumsy melee of limbs.
Colombia conceded a goal in only the seventh minute, off a Brazilian free kick that an unmarked Silva put coolly in the net.
Many locals, including Silva, remain skeptical that the pacification program will continue after the Olympics in 2016.Rio’s Real-Life Slumdog Millionaires
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John Silva, a former chief economist for the Senate Banking Committee, believes it reflects a structural shift in the economy.Companies Must Get Smarter About Hiring and Nurturing Part-Time Workers
September 26, 2013
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.
I have a warrant for your arrest, Silva, on a charge of forging and uttering.
You're not seeing Pinto—I mean Mr. Silva—again to-night, are you?
- a variant spelling of sylva
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