Sil·van a. Of or pertaining to woods; composed of woods or groves; woody. [Written also sylvan.]
Betwixt two rows of rocks, a silvan scene
Appears above, and groves forever green. --Dryden.
1. Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic.
The traditional memory of a rural and a sylvan region . . . is usually exact as well as tenacious. --De Quincey.
2. Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.
Syl·van, n. A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic.
Her private orchards, walled on every side,
To lawless sylvans all access denied. --Pope.
Syl·van, n. Chem. A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; -- called also methyl tetrol, or methyl furfuran.
adj : relating to or characteristic of wooded regions; "a shady
sylvan glade" [syn: silvan]
n : a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods [syn: silvan]