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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Mythology A god of forests, fields, and herding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A god of forest.
  • proper n. A companion of Paul, also called Silas.
  • proper n. A male given name, more often spelled Sylvanus, but never popular in either form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Roman rural deity.
  • n. A genus of clavicorn beetles, of the family Cucujidæ, consisting of small, slender species with five-jointed tarsi in both sexes, the fourth joint very small, and antennal joints from nine to eleven, abruptly enlarged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Roman mythology) god of woods and fields and flocks; Pan is the Greek counterpart

Etymologies

Latin Silvanus, from silva ("forest"). (Wiktionary)

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