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Jan 6, 2011
This week's theme
Words related to trees and plants

This week's words
dendroid
ligneous
primrose path
sylvan
wormwood

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

sylvan or silvan

PRONUNCIATION:
(SIL-vuhn)

MEANING:
adjective: Related to the woods; wooded.
noun: One who inhabits or frequents the woods.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin silva (forest). Earliest documented use: 1565.

USAGE:
"Tree lovers will be keen to check out a spacious detached home in the desirable sylvan setting of Alverstone Garden Village."
Mary McBride; Delight for Lovers of Sylvan Settings; Isle of Wight County Press (UK); Dec 18, 2009.

See more usage examples of sylvan in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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