from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of silva.
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- n. Alternative spelling of silva.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as silva.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The aggregate of the species of forest-trees over a certain territory.
- n. A description of forest-trees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the forest trees growing in a country or region
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The argumentum a sylva is a prevailing one with the slaveholder.
Hortus principis et domus ad delectationem facia, cum sylva, monte et piscina, vulgo la montagna: the prince's garden at
Capilli retia Cupidinis, sylva caedua, in qua nidificat Cupido, sub cujus umbra amores mille modis se exercent.
Cicero calleth sylva and supellex, stuff and variety, to begin with those arts (as if one should learn to weigh, or to measure, or to paint the wind) doth work but this effect, that the wisdom of those arts, which is great and universal, is almost made contemptible, and is degenerate into childish sophistry and ridiculous affectation.
This was designated the "ingens sylva" by the ancient Romans.
Penn - sylva - nia 11.0 35.3 33.3 8.6 3.5 0 1.8 6.5
Of the sylva we will only say, it is equal in value and variety to that of any section of our country.
As usual with the sylva, flora, and fauna, this also is found lowest along the coast, where it finds the requisite temperature and other essentials, with combined moisture.
The "Nativity", in Berlin, is a sylva rerum unequalled in art.
He read of cities with silver walls and golden towers waiting on the discoverer, and of a river on whose banks "virescit sylva vitae."