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Silva \Sil"va\, n.; pl. E. Silvas, L. Silvae. [L., properly, a wood, forest.] [Written also sylva.] (Bot.)

  1. The forest trees of a region or country, considered collectively.

  2. A description or history of the forest trees of a country.


n. (alternative spelling of silva English)


n. the forest trees growing in a country or region [syn: silva]

Sylva, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
Population (2000): 2435
Housing Units (2000): 1283
Land area (2000): 3.205223 sq. miles (8.301490 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.205223 sq. miles (8.301490 sq. km)
FIPS code: 66500
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.374199 N, 83.217686 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 28779
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Sylva, NC

Sylva may refer to:

Sylva (Snarky Puppy album)

Sylva is the ninth album by American jazz fusion group Snarky Puppy, released on May 26, 2015. It was a collaboration between the band and the Metropole Orkest from the Netherlands. It won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Usage examples of "sylva".

Moreover, if Fanny were to discover Sylva in one of my dressing gowns, it would hardly be better than finding her in the nude.

I was a little surprised that Sylva had waked up, though less surprised that she had flown into a rage.

Once she had put on her woolen chemise, Sylva felt so comfortable in it that she no longer wanted to take it off.

I still had to drag Sylva along as hard as I could while she emitted inarticulate yells, panic-stricken by the stream of travelers, the lights, noise and movement.

At the hotel I asked with the same air of superior self-denial for the help of a maid, who attended to Sylva with a mixture of pity and repulsion.

The enveloping look she gave Sylva when I introduced her removed any apprehensions I might still have harbored.

But Sylva gave a sideways jump, leaped onto the armchair and thence onto the wardrobe.

She was devouring Sylva with her eyes, with far more avidity than Sylva displayed in eating her kipper.

Every time a passenger came in, Sylva gave a start and we had some trouble calming her fears.

Bumley get her room ready as well as the one, between her room and mine, which Sylva was to occupy henceforth, if she consented to sleep in it.

Thursday morning, after breakfast, while Nanny was helping Sylva to dress, I received an unexpected visit which made me see the danger I was still exposed to despite the presence of the nurse, as long as I had not publicly put matters right.

She was gazing inquisitively after the receding vehicle, holding Sylva fast behind her.

But how could I, all by myself, leave a window open without running the risk that Sylva would jump out?

I thought she would kill herself, so much did she struggle, but the chain was solid, the bed heavy and, though at the end of this hurricane, frantic capers, somersaults and jerks fit to strangle her waist, the bed had landed all askew at the other end of the room, Sylva, for her part, found herself lying on the ground, exhausted and breathless as on the day of the hunt after the hounds had pursued her.

Several times during this house-cleaning, Sylva renewed her struggle, but in vain.