Definition of sylvan adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪlvən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlvən//
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connected with forests and trees sylvan surroundings Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a noun denoting an inhabitant of the woods): from French sylvain or Latin Silvanus ‘woodland deity’, from silva ‘a wood’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sylvan