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also syl·va (sĭl′və)
n. pl. sil·vas or sil·vae (-vē) also syl·vas or syl·vae
1. The trees or forests of a region.
2. A written work on the trees or forests of a region.

[Latin, forest.]


(Botany) a variant spelling of sylva


or syl•va

(ˈsɪl və)

n., pl. -vas.
the forest trees of a particular area.
[1840–50; < New Latin; Latin: woodland]

Sylva, Silva

 a collection of literary pieces or poems; a thesaurus of words or phrases, 1787; the trees of a particular region or period, collectively, 1846.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silva - the forest trees growing in a country or region
timberland, woodland, forest, timber - land that is covered with trees and shrubs
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Fidel Antonio Da Silva was prosecuted by Middlesbrough Council following an investigation after complaints from members of the public.
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Minister of state Abdellah Baha met, on Tuesday in Rabat, with Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on means to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
The company has produced about 230 albums to date, but the global financial crisis and the changing nature of the music business have forced Da Silva to find ways to stay afloat as the recording industry tries to adapt to a sea change.
Abu Dhabi: Jorge da Silva, the new coach of Bani Yas, arrived in the UAE on Saturday and will hold his first meeting with his new team on Sunday night as the club steps up its preparations for the new Arab Gulf League 2013-14.
Referee Otavio Jordao da Silva, 20, fatally stabbed footballer Josenir dos Santos Abreu, according to local reports, which happened on Sunday 30 June in Maranhao, Brazil.