Definition of Selvas

1. Noun. (plural of selva) ¹



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Definition of Selvas

1. selva [n] - See also: selva

Medical Definition of Selvas

1. Vast woodland plains of South America. Origin: L. Silva a forest, Sp. Selva. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selvas

selters water
seltzer
seltzer bottle
seltzer water
seltzer waters
seltzers
seltzogene
seltzogenes
selva
selvage
selvaged
selvagee
selvagees
selvages
selvaging
selvas (current term)
selvedge
selvedged
selvedges
selves
selwynite
sely
semaeostomata
semagram
semagrams
semainier
semainiers
semanteme
semantemes

Literary usage of Selvas

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1. Primary Geography by Alex Everett Frye (1894)
"Natives of the selvas. The slopes outside the world ridge are shorter than those inside ... selvas. A very large part of this slope consists of wide plains. ..."

2. Pictures of Travel in Far-off Lands: A Companion to the Study of Geography by Thomas Nelson & Sons, William Henry Freeman, Sargent (1871)
"THE selvas or Forest Plains of the Amazon, lying in the centre of the continent, form the second division of the North American lowlands. ..."

3. South America: Observations and Impressions by James Bryce Bryce (1912)
"Far more doubtful is the future of the third section, the selvas, or forest-covered Amazonian plain. It includes nearly all the western half of Brazil, ..."

4. South America: Observations and Impressions by James Bryce Bryce (1912)
"Far more doubtful is the future of the third section, the selvas, or forest-covered Amazonian plain. It includes nearly all the western half of Brazil, ..."

5. Venezuela by Leonard Victor Dalton (1912)
"... Situation — Area — Population — Main physical divisions — The Guayana Highlands — Mountains, rivers, and forests — The Llanos—selvas—Mesas—Rivers and ..."

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