(||Syl"va) n.; pl. Sylvæ [L. sylva, better silva, a wood. See Silva.] (Bot.) Same as Silva.
(Syl"van) a. [See Silvan, a.]
1. Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic.
The traditional memory of a rural and a sylvan region . . . is usually exact as well as tenacious.De
2. Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.
(Syl"van), n. [L. Sylvanus, better Silvanus. See Silvan, a.] A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a
faun; sometimes, a rustic.
Her private orchards, walled on every side,Pope.
To lawless sylvans all access denied.
(Syl"van), n. [Sylva + furfuran.] (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran
(tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; called also methyl tetrol, or methyl furfuran.
(Syl"van*ite) n. [So called from Transylvania, where it was first found.] (Min.) A mineral, a
telluride of gold and silver, of a steel-gray, silver- white, or brass-yellow color. It often occurs in implanted
crystals resembling written characters, and hence is called graphic tellurium. [Written also silvanite.]
(Syl*va"ni*um) n. [NL., so called from Transylvania, where it was first found.] (Chem.) An
old name for tellurium. [Written also silvanium.]
(Syl"vate) n. (Chem.) A salt of sylvic acid.
(Syl*vat"ic) a. [L. sylvaticus, better silvaticus. See Silvan, a.] Sylvan. [R.]
(Syl*ves"tri*an) a. [L. sylvestris, better silvestris.] Sylvan. [R.]
(Syl"vic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, pine or its products; specifically, designating
an acid called also abeitic acid, which is the chief ingredient of common resin (obtained from Pinus
sylvestris, and other species).
(Syl*vic"o*line) a. [L. sylva, silva, forest + colere to inhabit.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the
family of warblers See Warbler.
(Syl"vi*cul`ture) n. [L. sylva, silva, forest + E. culture.] The cultivation of forest trees for
timber or other purposes; forestry; arboriculture.
(Syl`vi*cul"tur*ist) n. One who cultivates forest trees, especially as a business.
(Syl"vine Syl"vite) n. [So called from NL. sal digestivus sylvii potassium chloride.] (Min.) Native
(Sym-) See Syn-.
(Sy*mar" Sy"marr), n. See Simar.
(Sym"bal) n. See Cimbal. [Obs.]
(Sym"bol) n. [L. symbolus, symbolum, Gr. sy`mbolon a sign by which one knows or infers
a thing, from to throw or put together, to compare; sy`n with + to throw: cf. F. symbole. Cf. Emblem,