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.
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- n. (Roman mythology) god of woods and fields and flocks; Pan is the Greek counterpart
Latin Silvanus, from silva ("forest"). (Wiktionary)