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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions.
  • adjective Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest.
  • adjective Abounding in trees; wooded.
  • noun One that lives in or frequents the woods.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colorless liquid compound, , produced by the distillation of pine-wood. It boils at 65° C. and quickly turns yellow in air. Also called 2- or a-methyl furfurane.
  • noun Native tellurium.
  • Of or pertaining to a wood or forest; forest-like; hence, rural; rustic.
  • Abounding with woods; woody; shady.
  • noun A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; -- called also methyl tetrol, or methyl furfuran.
  • noun A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic.
  • adjective Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective pertaining to the forest, or woodlands
  • adjective residing in a forest or wood
  • adjective wooded, or covered in forest
  • noun One that resides in the woods.

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

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of wooded regions
  • noun a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin sylvānus, from Latin Silvānus, god of the woods, from silva, forest.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Medieval Latin sylvanus, from Latin Silvanus ("god of the woods"), from silva ("forest").

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