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silva

or syl·va

[sil-vuh]
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noun
  1. the forest trees of a particular area.
  2. 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

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Historical Examples

  • These constitute the greater part of the silva of Paradise Valley.

  • 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

  • You're not seeing Pinto—I mean Mr. Silva—again to-night, are you?

    Jack O' Judgment

    Edgar Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for silva

silva

noun
  1. a variant spelling of sylva
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