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Words related to trees and plants
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
sylvan or silvan
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.
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