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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.]
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(Botany) a variant spelling of sylva
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or syl•va

(ˈsɪl və)

n., pl. -vas.
the forest trees of a particular area.
[1840–50; < New Latin; Latin: woodland]
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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.
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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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Dhananjaya de Silva then came out to bat and played steadily along with Karunaratne.
The Foreign Ministry said that on July 27-30, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, made an official trip to Russia at the invitation of the Russian Defence Ministry.
Another offie, Dhananjaya de Silva is worth supporting on Sporting Index's performance market when Sri Lanka face eliminated South Africa in Chester-le-Street.
Handicap singles, Division 2: In group 1 Alex Cussell (+12) beat Reuben De Silva 2/0, then defeated Omar Ali (+14) 17, 20 to reach the final.
Sri Lanka's Economic Reforms Minister, Harsha de Silva said on Twitter that the authorities have convened an emergency meeting involving the heads of the army, air force and navy.
Rizal Police director, Police Lieutenant Colonel Lou Evangelista said in a report released to the media that suspect, Rodrigo De Silva, 31, of Cavite, was reportedly found to possess shabu weighing approximately 27 grams following a buy-bust operation in this town.
Krista de Silva had a great uncle with a beautiful heldentenor voice whose operatic career was cut short by imprisonment during WWII.
Jennings took a one-handed catch by his left boot to get Dhananjaya de Silva.
When this was brought to the notice of SLC CEO, Ashley de Silva, he agreed that what Labrooy is doing is wrong and will take up the matter with the SLC administration.
Biay said Querubin was arrested while waiting for his live-in partner Elsa de Silva at a bus terminal at Barangay May-Ogob, Ocampo, Camarines Sur around 6:30 am.
Abner Querubin, 31, was arrested at a bus terminal in Barangay Mayogob, Ocampo town while waiting for his partner, Elsa de Silva.