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Syl"van (?), a. [See Silvan, a.] 1. Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic.
The traditional memory of a rural and a sylvan region . . . is usually exact as well as tenacious. De Quincey.
2. Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.
Syl"van, n. [L. Sylvanus, better Silvanus. See Silvan, a.] A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic.
Her private orchards, walled on every side, Pope.
To lawless sylvans all access denied.
Syl"van, n. [Sylva + furfuran.] (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; -- called also methyl tetrol, or methyl furfuran.