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  • adj. sylvan

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sylvan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sylvan; inhabiting the woods.
  • n. A nun belonging to the order of the Sylvestrians in its flourishing period. See Sylvestrian, 3.
  • n. A memberof a female order of Sylvestrians which exists in Perugia. The habit is composed of a gown, scapulary, cowl, and mantle of a dark-brown color.
  • Pertaining to the order of the Sylvestrians.
  • n. One of an order of Roman Catholic monks under the Benedictine rule, confirmed by Pope Innocent IV. in 1247.


Latin sylvestris, better silvestris. (Wiktionary)


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