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Definitions of Sylph

Pronunciation : Sylph
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. sylphe, m., fr. Gr.
Definition : 1. An imaginary being inhabiting the air; a fairy.

2. Fig.: A slender, graceful woman.

3. (Zoöl.)

Defn: Any one of several species of very brilliant South American humming birds, having a very long and deeply-forked tail; as, the blue-tailed sylph (Cynanthus cyanurus).
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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