Word of the day – 8

Word for today is

Sylvan

means

of, relating to, or

inhabiting the woods.

The word originates from the Latin term for “forest” sylva.

I came across this word while reading Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad; or The New Pilgrim’s Progress

Below is the extract-

The scene thrills one like military music!….wide grass- carpeted avenues that branched hither and thither in every direction and wandered to seemingly interminable distances, walled the way on either side with compact ranks of leafy trees whose branches met above and formed arches as faultless and as symmetrical  as ever were carved in stone; and here and there were glimpses of sylvan lakes with miniature ships glassed in their surfaces.

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