Definition for SYL'VA

SYL'VA, n. [L., a wood or forest.]

  1. In poetry, a poetical piece composed in a start or kind of transport.
  2. A collection of poetical pieces of various kinds. – Cyc.
  3. A work containing a botanical description of the forest; trees of any region or country; as Michaux's Sylva Americana.
  4. The forest trees themselves of any region or country.

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