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Variant of silva.
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(ˈsɪlvə) or


n, pl -vas or -vae (-viː)
(Botany) the trees growing in a particular region
[C17: Latin silva a wood]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sylva - 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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The importance of the family had thus dwindled, but they still retained the old Saxon manor-house, with a couple of farms and a grove large enough to afford pannage to a hundred pigs--"sylva de centum porcis," as the old family parchments describe it.
THE chairman of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, has urged the new Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, to work towards the timely conclusion of the ongoing industry reforms.
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Desmond Sylva, 41, stabbed his girlfriend, Simonne Kerr, more than 70 times when she was in bed at his flat in Clapham, south London, jurors have heard.
Desmond Sylva, 40, was charged yesterday over the death of Simonne Kerr who was found fatally stabbed in her home in London on Wednesday.
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